28 Mar '12, 8pm

A doctor focuses on food and faith

A doctor focuses on food and faith

Dr. Robert Schwartz carefully contemplates the croissant on his plate. He cradles it in his hands, exploring its consistency and contours. He turns it upside down, holding it up to the morning light, and takes a bite. With all the seriousness of a jeweler examining a precious gem, he lifts his head and declares simply, “I expected more.” Nonplussed and mildly disappointed, he looks around the bistro to the other diners gathered here on this breezy Sunday morning. Is their food any better? Or are their cupcakes and muffins just as empty, loveless in the trappings of a decadent treat that doesn’t live up to its reputation? It’s these types of existential questions that Schwartz, 63, finds most pressing these days. His new book, "Holy Eating: The Spiritual Secret to Eternal Weight Loss ," is a paean to the Old Testament as foodie’s bible. The book may seem like a departure fo...

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