I don’t really talk about food much on the blog, although it is a regular part of my daily conversation. I love food. I love to eat, and I love to cook. Neither of which have found themselves in my writing. I do often blog about my faith (I am a priest), and it has been a faith-life-long dream to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and see where the mysteries of our Redemption took place.
A friend of mine, Jeff Young, of Catholic Foodie fame, approached me about being chaplain for a pilgrimage he was leading to the Holy Land, only it wasn’t the normal sort of pilgrimage. Instead of food merely being involved as culinary adventurism into foreign territory, it would be co-headliner to the pilgrimage sites themselves. He described a trip filled with the sites of Christ while learning the cooking and foods unique to the Middle East, from Middle Eastern, Israeli chefs. A Foodie Pilgrimage.
My calendar, being free of weddings, allowed me to sign on as chaplain of such a wonderful and extraordinary trip.
Photo is St. Peter Fish by Etan Tal