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Morris Ital."Ital or I-tal is food approved of in the Rastafari movement. The word derives from the English word "vital", with the initial syllable replaced by "i". [ [http://eatjamaican.com/ital-recipes/rastafarian-cooking.html Ital Cooking] - EatJamaican.com] This is done to many words in the Rastafari vocabularyto signify the unity of the speaker with all of nature.
Early adherents adopted their dietary laws based on their interpretation of several books of the
Bible, like the Genesis("And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." [Genesis 1:29] , the Leviticusand Deuteronomy. Though there are different interpretations of ital regarding specific foods, the general principle is that food should be natural, or pure, and from the earth; Rastas therefore avoid food which is chemically modified or contains artificial additives (e.g., color, flavourings, and preservatives). Some also avoid added saltin foods. In strict interpretations, foods that have been produced using chemicals such as pesticides and fertiliser are not considered ital.
In common with
religions such as Judaism, Islam, and Ethiopian Christianity, Rasta prohibits the eating of pork. Some Rastas also avoid eating shellfishbecause, in common with pigs, they are considered to be scavengers. Most Rastas avoid the consumption of all red meat, many do not eat fishor those fish over 12 inches in length, and some are strict vegetarians. [Wood, A., Logan, J. and Rose, J., " [http://books.google.com.br/books?id=BSxNwCzMZ3wC&pg=PA81&lpg=PA81&dq=%22Ital+food%22&source=web&ots=b7pkbu-ZR1&sig=bByHO5ikAljrqBpUT8yNh7SRPiI&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=8&ct=result Movement and Change: Movement and Change] ", Nelson Thornes, 1997. ISBN 0174370679, 9780174370673]
Stricter interpretations also avoid food that has been preserved by
canningor dryingand even prohibit the use of metal cooking utensils, something that Ayurvedicdiet followers also avoid. In this case, only clayand wood cooking pots, crockery, and cutleryare used. Few adherents of ital follow the strictest interpretation; some Rastas do not adhere to them at all. Rastafarians do not allow alcohol, cigarettes, or coffee. To them, these are drugs that cloud the mind. Rastas, however, do allow cannabis because they believe it causes a strong prayerful state. Some Rastas do not believe in medicine, but many urbanized Rastas allow such practice.
Taboo food and drink
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20041016002852/http://debate.uvm.edu/dreadlibrary/sulick.html Ital is Vital]
* [http://www.jamaicans.com/culture/rasta/ital_food.shtml Ital Food]
* Recipes for Ital [http://members.aol.com/PraizeJAH/drinks.html Drinks] , [http://members.aol.com/PraizeJAH/Soups.html Soups] , [http://members.aol.com/PraizeJAH/porridge.html Porridge] , [http://members.aol.com/PraizeJAH/main_course.html Main Course Dishes] and [http://members.aol.com/PraizeJAH/bread_cake.html Breads & Cakes]
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Ital — (ou I tal) est un régime alimentaire approuvé par les Rastafariens faisant partie de la livity. Le mot est basé sur l anglais vital, où la première consonne est remplacée par un I (voir I and I). Ces principes ont pour but de vivre dans un corps… … Wikipédia en Français
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