Food Symbolism

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Blissymbolics Dictionary - Foods
Comprehensive Online Dictionary of the Blissymbolics Language.

Easter Symbols and Food
Among the popular Easter symbols, the lamb is by far the most significant of this great feast. The Easter lamb, representing Christ, with the flag of victory, may be seen in pictures and images in the homes of every central and eastern European family.

Food as a source of symbolism in Christianity
Given the centrality and importance of food for all living things, it is not surprising that images associated with what we eat have become important in Christian tradition.

Social History of the Pineapple
The Pineapple has served as both a food and a symbol throughout the human history of the Americas. Originally unique to the Western Hemisphere, the fruit was a culinary favorite of the fierce Carib Indians who lived on islands in the sea that still bears their name.

Consuming Symbols
On special occasions certain foods take on a symbolic significance. For example, at the Istanbul Qadiri center (called the dergah), on the last Tuesday of Ramadan, seven dishes are served. Soup serves as a reminder of the importance of water to life; meat and vegetables symbolize the earth; pilaf and borek (meat and vegetables rolled in fillo dough) represent fire.


Chinese Food Symbolism

Chinese Food Symbolism -
Explore the symbolic meanings different foods have in Chinese culture.

Chinese Food Symbolism: Fruits
Fruits are temple offerings. Did you ever wonder why?
Chinese Food Symbolism: Meat   

Food Symbolism - Eat for Wealth, Health & Happiness
When you chomp into a slice of kueh lapis during the Lunar New Year season, pause to consider that you're making a wish for an ever upward move in the new year. Upward in wealth, upward in happiness, upward in your career.