Americans love to eat. They are also deeply religious. So it's no surprise that food has an important place in the religious lives of Americans. They eat in worship services. They drink coffee in church basements. They feed neighbors and strangers in the name of their god. For countless American Protestants, food and the church are inseparable. From dry cookies and punch at coffee hour to potlucks and spaghetti dinners, Whitebread Protestants looks at the role food plays in the daily life of white mainline Protestant congregations.