Art of the Inner Meal celebrates the sacred side of eating by exploring food's role in different religious traditions. Hindu concepts of food enhance our awareness and break bad habits. The Buddhist approach liberates consciousness with eating in moderation, with compassion and loving kindness. Jewish tradition focuses on making each meal holy and wholesome. The Christian concept enhances community and communion. And Islam's blend of peace and faith create a recipe for the inner meal.
Altman covers the joys of giving and receiving, the art of fasting, why the wisdom traditions recommend some foods and forbid others, and how a new relationship with food can reconnect us with nature and earth. This new and simple spiritual practice can free us from unhealthy food habits and addictions and will produce serenity of soul.