Monday, January 02, 2006

Manna from Heaven

Manna - as written in the Bible, a food which dropped from heaven and prevented Moses and his people from dying of hunger in the desert.

Also used generically to describe any spiritual nourishment of divine origin, or sometimes (as in "manna from heaven" used to signify something of great value that a person receives unexpectedly.

"Manna" - also used in Portugal as the brand name for sardine paste.

Not exactly "from Heaven".

Personally, it would involve a tough decision if it were a choice of eating it and dying of starvation.

And, in Portugal, as any diner would testify, its hardly something you would ever say you received "unexpectedly".

At least its not cod paste...

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