Our recipes and stories, delivered. go November 8, 2023 This Is TASTE 306: Food, Religion & Cults with Christina Ward By: Aliza Abarbanel Illustration: Ellie Skrzat Christina Ward is the author of Holy Food: How Cults, Communes, and Religious Movements Influenced What We Eat. It’s a fascinating book that digs deep into how the fringe and mainstream spiritual practices of Americas past shaped modern food culture, from trends to products still in the grocery aisle today. It’s a conversation you won’t soon forget and we hope you enjoy. MORE FROM CHRISTINA WARD: A New Book Shows How Chicago’s Food History Intertwines With Cults, Communes, and Religious Movements [Eater Chicago] In the Name of the Fork: How Religion Shaped What America Eats [KCRW] Buy: American Advertising Cookbooks: How Corporations Taught Us to Love Bananas, Spam, and Jell-O Cook with us. Get our freshest features and recipes weekly. go Aliza Abarbanel Aliza Abarbanel is a contributing editor at TASTE, the co-founder and co-editor of Cake Zine, and a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. Previously, she was an editor at Bon Appetit.