Food and Faith
Hardeep Singh Kohli explores the relationship between food and the major faiths and what the feasts, diets and the communal meals tell us about spirituality. Hardeep starts by considering his own faith – Sikhism. He travels to Edinburgh and London to hear how thousands of people receive meals from the langar, or free kitchen, made by Sikh volunteers. In Southall, one temple offers a staggering 5,000 meals a day from early morning to late at night, while a group of young men and women take food out on the streets to those in need. The tradition of langar expresses the ethics of sharing, community, inclusiveness and oneness of all humankind.