It is amazing how often food and meals play an important role in the Gospel narratives. Food is often the backdrop for the narratives… and also often tell a story themselves.
Interestingly, the first miracle recorded in the Gospels takes place at a wedding banquet celebration (John 2:1-11):
1On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4“Dear woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied, “My time has not yet come.”
5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.supsup[