This past Sunday, Broadstreeter Jim Wilson spoke about the way in which food is a sacrament. He said,


I think bread, good bread, is an everyday miracle.  And stew.  And corn on the cob.  And a tomato with mozzarella, basil and some olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  And apple pie.  And milkshakes on a middle school mission trip.


That got me thinking about what foods, for me, are everyday miracles. A meal I recently had immediately came to mind. I bought something called Crispy Yellow Chicken from a food truck called Fetty’s Street Food.


The dish was a revelation – a perfect balance of textures and flavors with just the right amount of heat. Next week, I will try – and fail – to recreate it. Other foods that are everyday miracles for me:


  • Sushi rolls
  • Risotto
  • Grilled artichokes
  • Mangos
  • Locally grown honey crisp apples
  • Garlic Asiago bread from Dan the Baker
  • Fried plantains


My list goes on and on. How can I not give thanks to God after eating fried plantains?


What are some foods that are everyday miracles for you?


-Written by Rev. Amy Miracle

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  1. Betty Lou Stull October 5, 2022 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    Graeter’s Key Lime Pie Ice Cream! Yummmmmm!

  2. Jeff Caswell October 5, 2022 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Perfect peaches and pears
    (And I agree about plantains— but not all miracle foods begin with P. Like ice cream.)

  3. Nancy Hobe October 5, 2022 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    OK here goes. Cottage cheese, BLTs, fish and chips and coffee ice cream.

  4. Bill McDonough October 5, 2022 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Food is a miracle. You take a pork shoulder, even a portion of a pork shoulder, as we did tonight, and you braise it with some wonderful stuff. It is magic at least—-if not a miracle.

  5. Jenni October 5, 2022 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Block parties. Progressive dinners. Book clubs. Buckeye kickoff parties. Pop up birthday parties. Back to school popsicle parties. Not churchy but certainly sacred.

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