4. Candomblé’s Eating Myths: Religion Stated in Food Language
Patricia Rodrigues de Souza [+]
Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
Every religion has its taste! In the African-Brazilian Candomblé (as in many other religions) foods are offered to the deities (orixás) following strict rules, and compose a language which connects humans and deities. This chapter discusses foods practices in Candomblé rituals, including those of the priestess/cook who prepares and presents the food.