July 20th, 2010
05:30 PM ET

Clarified: Religious dietary restrictions

In cooking, the process of clarification entails straining out extraneous muck from liquids so that they might be pure, clear and ideal for consumption.

Our sister blog, Eatocracy, is setting out to do the same with a series on the world's dietary tribes. The first installment delves into the dietary restrictions of 12 religions in the hopes of cooking up a little interfaith understanding.

Learn which group looks to yogurt and fresh vegetables for enlightenment and whose holy men eschew the digestive effects of legumes and crucifers.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. TheRationale

    Well the cow next to the hungry looking fellow seems to be an inference.
    If your religion prohibits you from eating certain foods and you're now hungry, despite having food available, your religion is dangerous and needs to be either modified or discarded.

    July 21, 2010 at 11:53 pm |
  2. Toby

    It's a good thing that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are built on a solid foundation of verifiable, testable, falsifiable, and empirical facts, huh? And CNN, stop deleting comments with which you do not agree. I guess it's the same reason you refuse to print cartoons the depict the Islamic prophet Mohammed, yet will show video and photos of the faithful denouncing the cartoons and calling for "death to the infidels!" Cowards.

    July 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  3. Reality

    Simply more religious mumbo-jumbo!!!

    July 20, 2010 at 7:04 pm |
    • dalis

      Did you read the article?

      July 21, 2010 at 2:54 am |
    • Reality

      Yes indeed and the comment stands, "simply more religious mumbo jumbo" as defined below:

      1.Unintelligible or incomprehensible language; gibberish.
      2.Language or ritualistic activity intended to confuse.
      3.A complicated or obscure ritual.
      4.An object believed to have supernatural powers; a fetish.

      July 21, 2010 at 9:18 am |
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