Food Network Personality, Celebrity Chef Melissa d’Arabian Talks Faith and Food in ‘Tasting Grace’
New York Times bestselling author invites readers to transform their food perceptions, connect more deeply with God in new book COLORADO SPRINGS, Co., July 2019—
Food: sure, it’s a universal necessity but also the source of so much joy. Food Network personality and New York Times
bestselling author of Ten Dollar Dinners
, Melissa d’Arabian didn’t fully realize the depth and complexity of her relationship with food until she began the journey of appreciating food as a gift from God. In Tasting Grace: Discovering the Power of Food to Connect Us to God, One Another, and Ourselves
(Waterbrook, Sept. 10, 2019), d’Arabian shares what she’s learned about food in light of her relationship with God and invites readers to transform their perceptions about food and the role it plays in their lives in order to experience a deeper connection with Him.
“Compassion, comfort, creation, authenticity, grace, patience, connection, nurturing, stewardship, humility, work, delight, acceptance, dependence, hospitality, and the sacred— these are gifts from God and characteristics of theological eating. But they are also something bigger and more important. They are invitations that God issues through food—invitations to lean more fully into him and to experience grace that is so delicious we can literally taste it, our deepest spiritual hunger satisfied.”
Known equally for her emphasis on faith and family as she is for her television programs and bestselling cookbooks, it was not until d’Arabian began her journey to explore what God has to say about food that she was prompted to write Tasting Grace
. As she prayed, studied Scripture, and reflected on the stories from her own life, d’Arabian saw how God used food to draw her into community, redeem moments of tragedy, and ultimately connect her more deeply with Him.
Melissa is available for interviews and can speak to:
• Food saved me: Melissa d’Arabian’s humble beginning and how God used food to
• God made the world delicious for a reason: celebrating the joy of food
• 5 things food taught me about God’s love
• Food & love: how to bring joy back to the dinner table
• 7 lessons we can learn from the meals Jesus shared
• Why God cares about the food you eat
• Longing for deeper connections? Your table may be the answer
In Tasting Grace
, d’Arabian shares 16 invitations that will transform the way readers view food, from equality and connection to hospitality, stewardship, authenticity and more. Readers will be encouraged and inspired as they find the freedom to enjoy the gift of food— God’s beautiful and delicious creation—and drawn into deeper connection with our Creator.
“Wherever we are in life, whatever our faith may be, I know we are connected simply by the fact that we share the same world and we all eat,” writes d’Arabian. “My hope is that we can start a deeper conversation about food and its power to bring us together, draw out the best in us, and hear God’s voice in the midst of it all.”About the Author
Embodying home cooking at its finest, Melissa d’Arabian
naturally connects with today’s diverse families to offer unique yet relatable food and lifestyle solutions that are part of a bigger story about how to eat well, be a mindful consumer, and spend with purpose. d’Arabian won season 5 of “The Next Food Network Star”, subsequently hosted “Ten Dollar Dinners”, and is the New York Times
bestselling author of Ten Dollar Dinners: 140 Recipes and Tips to Elevate Simple, Fresh Meals Any Night of the Week
. Melissa and her family live just outside San Diego.