The good chef, author and rabbi, Philip M. Posner, has a lot to say on ethics, in Food for Thought, Character, and Soul-Recipes and Blessings Included. If his recipes are very good, which they are, then his lessons are even better. He contemplates how our individual character, what he calls 'soul talk,' is a bridge to our past, present, and future. With intriguing recipes such as Marry Todd Lincoln's delicious almond vanilla cake, the author has done his research and at times we can even imagine ourselves at his dining table, celebrating a wonderful meal and discussion with him and his famous friends. A veritable, viable, and enlightening education in seven universal ethical character traits, he and his friends serve up sage advice with a non judgmental grace that welcomes inclusion and avoids dogma. His dialogues read as essays on how as individuals and a society we can live healthier lives, nurtured by character and delicious food.