M.F.K. Fisher on bread & betrayal

“There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk. It’s like religion. If you have a glass of water and a crust of bread with someone and you really share it, it is much more than just bread and water. I really believe that. Breaking bread is a simile for sharing bread … you cannot swallow if you are angry or hateful. You choke a bit … it’s all very betraying, how we eat.”

MFK Fisher, The Gastronomical Me, North Point Press, 1989.

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