Americans love to eat. They are also deeply religious. So it's no surprise that food has an important place in the religious lives of Americans.. They eat in worship services. They drink coffeein church basements. They feed neighbors and strangers in the name of their god. For countless American Protestants, food and church are inseparable. From dry cookies and punch at coffee hour to potlucks and spaghetti dinners, "Whitebread Protestants" looks at the role food plays in the daily life of white mainline Protestant congregations.
"Mixing serious inquiry with a healthy dollop of humor...[Sack] has rearranged a culture most often viewed as mainstream and boring and effectively served it up as a complex and even exotic morsel." - New York Times Book Review
..".offers a funny and insightful pilgrimage into a diverse world of potlucks, communion services and coffee hours." - Minneapolis Star Tribune
"An ordained minister with fond memories of his own early Wonder Bread communion, Sack instead asks us to give more thought to exactly how we now celebrate Communion ...recommended reading." - Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
"Whitebread Protestants is an excellent entree for those new to food and culture studies, while still being of ample interest to those more familiar with the field." - Gastronomica