God Food

Since Kjam suggested I make fun of religious food habits instead of vegan ones I thought I'd take her up on her suggestion

Courtesy of Wikipedia.....perceptions of religious imagery in food


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The Nun Bun

The face of Mother Teresa was seen in a cinnamon bun at Bongo Java in Nashville, Tennessee. It was first discovered on 15 October 1996 by employee Ryan Finney and was turned into an enterprise by the company, selling T-shirts and mugs. Mother Teresa contacted the company and asked them to stop these sales. Discussions between the cafe owner and Mother Teresa's attorney brought about a compromise. The cafe agreed to only sell a limited amount NunBun merchandise and sell it only at their store and not license the images. The bun remained as an attraction at Bongo Java. On 25 December 2005 the bun was stolen during a break-in at the coffee house. The owner of Bongo Java has offered a $5,000 reward for the return of the NunBun. Recently, photographs of the pastry have been sent to the Nashville, TN newspaper The Tennessean from a person identifying themselves as "Hu Dunet." It shows the NunBun near a statue of a woman, a picture showing it being held by two men, their faces obscured by alterations to the photograph, and a picture of a man lying on a beach holding the bun in his left hand.

Virgin Mary grilled cheese sandwich
On November 23, 2004, a grilled cheese sandwich that contained the likeness of the Virgin Mary was sold for $28,000 in an eBay auction by Diana Duyser from Hollywood, Florida. Duyser explained, "I made this sandwich 10 years ago. When I took a bite out of it, I saw a face looking up at me - it was Virgin Mary staring back at me. I was in total shock." She kept the toast surrounded by cotton wool, in a plastic container on a stand. Duyser claimed that although a decade old, the toast has not shown any sign of mold or crumbling, which she considered as "a miracle". She also believed its mystical properties have brought her blessings, including a $70,000 win in a nearby casino. The sandwich was purchased by the online casino, GoldenPalace.com, which is known for its publicity stunts. The company said that they planned to undertake a world tour with the sandwich and then sell it, with proceeds going to charity. The pan that was used to make the sandwich was also sold on eBay.

Mary and Jesus pretzel

In March 2005, Machelle and Crysta Naylor placed a pretzel on the internet auction site eBay claiming that it looked like the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. They found the item in a packet of Rold Gold Honey Mustard Pretzels when they opened it in their home in Nebraska.

Chocolate Mary
On August 14, 2006, workers at chocolate company, Bodega Chocolates in Fountain Valley, California discovered a 2-inch tall column of chocolate drippings that they believed bore a resemblance to traditional depictions of the Virgin Mary. Since the discovery of the drippings under a vat by kitchen worker Cruz Jacinto, Bodega Chocolate employees have spent time hovering over the tiny figure, praying and placing rose petals and candles around it.

Virgin Mary Restaurant Wood Panel
On August 23, 2006, customers at a Souplantation restaurant in Grantville, California near San Diego reported to NBC 7/39 about an image in a wood panel that resembled the Virgin Mary.

Virgin Pizza Pan
On February 21, 2007, the date of Ash Wednesday, a kitchen worker at Pugh Elementary School in Houston, Texas discovered a grease stain on a pizza pan that resembled a silhouette of the Lady of Guadalupe. A shrine was erected in honor of the pizza pan.

Virgin Mary Watermelon
In June 2007 an Arizona family says the Virgin Mary has appeared to them in the fruity flesh. They say the image can be seen in a piece of watermelon.

Jesus tortilla
In 1978 at Lake Arthur, New Mexico, when Maria Rubio was making burritos, she noticed the pattern of skillet burns on the tortilla which she felt resembled the face of Jesus Christ. She built a shrine to house the tortilla after a priest reluctantly blessed it. Thousands of people from across the United States came see the Jesus Christ tortilla and prayed for divine assistance in curing ailments.

Jesus on a Pizza Hut billboard
In 1991, Joyce Simpson spotted the face of Christ on a Pizza Hut billboard in Atlanta after praying for a divine sign. She had a dilemma—she could not decide whether to continue with the church choir or to leave and sing professionally. Her interpretation: the shadowy image of Jesus' face in strands of spaghetti hanging from a fork meant she should stay with the choir. John Moody, a marketing director for Pizza Hut, said the picture, one of 35 put up in the area, was a standard food photograph that the Wichita headquarters provided its franchises. (Chicago Tribune, May 23, 1991)

Jesus in the pan
In January 2005, Juan Pastrano from Prairie Lea, Texas found etchings on his frying pan which he believed resembled the face of Jesus Christ. He said he noticed the likeness when he was going to cook his mother breakfast.

Jesus Nachos
In December 2005, Jacksonville, Florida restaurant workers at the Stadium Club claimed they saw an image of Jesus Christ in their nacho warming pan. The pan is used to heat water which then heats the nachos. The image came from mineral deposits in the water. One of the restaurant cooks said he went to empty the pan one night and saw Jesus Christ looking back at him. The Stadium Club owner said his restaurant had been blessed just before Christmas. The Stadium Club said the restaurant would not continue to use this pan.

Jesus fish bone
In October 2005, a Luther, Oklahoma couple who owned a sailcat fish bone that had the image of Jesus Christ was selling it on eBay. The Newmans said they received the fish bone from a friend 10 years ago. They claimed they have had good luck ever since they had the bone. There is a legend that a sailcat bone was chosen by Jesus to remind people of what he went through.

Jesus pierogi
In November 2005, a Toledo family found a pierogi that they felt had an image of Jesus Christ on Easter. They put the blessed pastry on eBay where it was sold for $1,775 to Golden Palace Casino.

Hot chocolate Jesus
In April 2006, in Bogotá, Colombia, Dorely Rojas' son-in-law noticed an overspill of hot chocolate from his mug. The overspill had created an unusual pattern. He showed it to Rojas who believed that the pattern resembled Jesus Christ.

Jesus on a shrimp tail dinner
In August 2006, a California man believed he saw Jesus Christ's face on a shrimp tail. He said that when he ate his first shrimp, he had disregarded its tail, but then looked at it again and saw the face of Jesus. The man believed it was a sign, as he was going through a nasty divorce.

Allah beans
In 1997, Mikail Güçlü from the Regent Quarter of The Hague had bought about five kilos of beans, about 500 grams of which according to him, bore the name "Allah". Two days earlier, Güçlü had bought some eggs fresh from a farm and discovered that two of the eggs seemed slightly strange. He felt that the egg shells were a little misshapened. He called in a friend for some translation help and discovered that the egg's 'inscription' read, "There is but one God, Allah, and Mohammed is His prophet."

Allah tomato
In September 1999, hundreds of Muslims visited a small house in Girlington, West Yorkshire after housewife Shabana Hussain sliced a tomato open, and "bismillah", or "In the name of God", was written in Arabic in the veins. The other half of the vegetable said "la illaha illala", or There is no God but Allah. In June 2007 Uzma Khalid of Cowley, Oxford, sliced a tomato in half and saw the word "Allah" written in Arabic. The tomato later made an appearance at Stanley Road Mosque in Cowley.

Allah lamb
In March 2004, hundreds of Palestinians gathered in Hebron, a West Bank town, to see a lamb that was born with what appeared to be the word "Allah" spelled out in Arabic on its coat. Yahya Atrash, the lamb's owner felt that the lamb's writings were a clear evidence of God's existence. He claimed that the lamb had the words "Allah" on one side and "Mohammed" on the other.

Allah fish
In February 2006, people flocked to a pet shop named Water Aquatic in Waterfoot, near Bury, (United Kingdom) after it was announced that the markings on the scales of a two-year-old albino fish named Oscar in the shop, mimicked the Arabic script for "Allah". That the other side of the fish appeared to be inscribed with the word, "Muhammad". The fish was originally from Singapore. In 2006, a Dubai fish market man, Faisal, claimed that he had a Safi, or rabbitfish, with the word "Allah" inscribed on its belly in Arabic.

Allah egg
In July 2006, a chicken in a Kazakhstan village laid an egg with the word "Allah" supposedly inscribed on its shell. The local mosque confirmed that the inscription said "Allah" in Arabic. "We'll keep this egg and we don't think it'll go bad," Bites Amantayeva, a farmer from the village of Stepnoi in eastern Kazakhstan, told state news agency Kazinform. Kazinform reported that the egg was laid just after a powerful hail storm hit the village.

Ganesh Potato
2002 A family in Mumbai, India, finds a potato shaped like the city's patron god, Ganesh. The divine tuber now supposedly gets 60 to 70 pilgrims a day.

If you come across any more please post them or leave in the comment section


    I hope one day I will find a jesus brezel.
    the best we've done is a piece of ginger that looked like a little girl with pigtails.

    On 14 October 2008 at 13:09 Anonymous said...

    Before you list any products at eBay, spend some time researching other similar products at eBay and following the bidding process. And also doing researching at Google and Yahoo. This will help you gauge the interest for the products and help you determine how much the products might be worth. List Easy


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