SPIRITUALLY INCORRECT DELICACIES
Have you ever considered that "Original Sin" was not sex, but Eating?
At the outset, Mistress Manas feels it best to acquaint you with the nature and the intent of this work. Not wishing to be misunderstood, she shall state clearly the necessity for fulfilling a much needed position within the field of The Path, The Quest, and all such spiritual endeavors, quasi or otherwise.
When one observes the effort and work of those so involved, one begins to notice a curious phenomenon. It seems that in order to approach the Gates of Heaven, one must be possessed of a physical body built entirely of brown rice, goat cheese, and bean curd!
While Mistress Manas herself holds nothing against such ingestions, she admits that they do not satisfy the earthy nature of the Body of God, they do not satisfy the emotions, and they do not promote a voluptuous figure. Of course it could be argued that God only loves those approaching anorexia. Yet as one observes the great art of the masters, only those saints who have undergone extreme torture and deprivation appear in such forms.
This work is a rebuttal to the concept that fine chocolate will earn one twenty years in purgatory, and that only those inhabiting a macrobiotic male body will gain access to Nirvana. That is Nirvana indeed!
Therefore, here at the Marie Antoinette School of Enlightenment & Pastry Shoppe, we don't have Masters, we have Mistresses dedicated to the principle that as long as we must do earthly life, "do it with Cream!"
And so, devoted aspirants, some of you will see this work as a tongue-in-cheek affair. Others may feel that it should have been tongue -in-check. Mistress Manas herself hopes that it will, of course, prove to be tongue-in-cheque.
To these ends, she offers this work. For in the words of our patroness...
TABLE OF CONTENTMENT
I. ENTIRELY FORWARD
2. SALADS & SOUPS
5. SELECTIONS FROM THE DELI LAMA
6.BEVERAGES AND SNACKS
7. JUST DESSERTS
III. NOTES TO INNKEEPERS