The Gospel of Mashed Potatoes: can food be spiritual?

Last night David Letterman talked about the Gospel of Mashed Potatoes. I agree there is a spiritual quality to passing a bowl of mashed potatoes at a family meal. It truly is food for the soul. World peace, maybe not, but certainly leads to family harmony. Do you agree a bowl of mashed potatoes is soul food? What foods serve as a spiritual component at your gatherings?

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