The extensively cited sources from ancient works provide the author with a firm standing-point for formulating his theoretical concept convincingly elucidated through his sensitive analysis. Benedek presents his case with enthusiasm and panache. His arguments, some of them complex, are invariably clear-and often deliciously clever.
Food of the Gods is a complex and erudite book not only presenting the author's own findings but it also provides primary material pivotal to the subject-matter of the book. Thus the value of the book is significantly enhanced.
Food of the Gods seems especially suitable to be used as a basis for further research in the fields of cultural
anthropology and comparative mythological studies.