Brett McCracken, author of the soon-to-be-published Hipster Christianity, has written a cool piece on his blog about the connection between food and worship:
It’s interesting to me that certain things in this world serve very utilitarian, life-sustaining purposes, and yet also give us so much pleasure … God easily could have created food that was tasteless and nothing more than nutrition. He didn’t really have to give us tastebuds, and he certainly didn’t have to make strawberries taste so sweet. And don’t even get me started on butter, sage, potatoes, pine nuts and Spanish cheeses.
You can read the rest here (but prepare to be extremely hungry by the end of it).