SPIRITUALLY INCORRECT DELICACIES
FROM THE MARIE ANTOINETTE SCHOOL OF ENLIGHTENMENT
AND PASTRY SHOPPE


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ENTIRELY FORWARD
"Ah, what foods these morsels be."
M. Manas

Devoted Aspirants,

Have you ever considered that "Original Sin" was not sex, but Eating?
Have you noticed that the alluring phrase "a loaf of bread, a jug of wine..." could just as easily be applied to many of the worlds most sacred religious ceremonies? Since time immemorial, the kitchen and religion have vied for human attention.

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...
"Man cannot live by bread alone...he must also have cake."

Graciously Yours,
M. Manas

TABLE OF CONTENTMENT

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I. ENTIRELY FORWARD

II. THE BOARD:

1. BREADS
"Take up your Croissant follow"

2. SALADS & SOUPS
"Having pervaded this universe with a bit of Myself...
I AM, I Romaine"

3.VEGETABLES
"I think, therefore I Yam" (Familiar, but not to be Descarted)

4. MEATS
"Our Meat is tenderized so that the flesh is weak"

5. SELECTIONS FROM THE DELI LAMA
"Om mani padme ummmmmm...good!"

6.BEVERAGES AND SNACKS
"You can lead a disciple to water, but you can't make him walk on it"

7. JUST DESSERTS
"These are obviously what one always gets in the end"

III. NOTES TO INNKEEPERS

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