When did greed (love of good food) first appear?
Garden of Eden? Read your BIble.
I'm reading about Evagrius Ponticus, a monk who advocated fasting to reduce the body mass and thus have it easier to raise to heaven.
Mahomed taught that we should eat also for pleasure, but not too much so as not to get unhealthy. Some Persian doctors (Avicena) advised bulimia in such situations
The difference in approaching the table (and I'm not talking about the cutlery issue) is yet another reason why I can't stop to wonder how Christianity managed to unite people against Islam, especially on Iberian Peninsula...
I wanted to post his performance of Grenada on this occasion, but Nessun Dorma is so beautiful... and it actually is based on an old Persian poem about love and human virtues (but mainly love - not to food, though).
Same about pagan religions of Slavs - which tell us to respect and please our body and soul with all earthly pleasures (even after they die!), but in healthy doses. No idea what made them convert to Christianity.
I admit to gluttony (that's the word you were looking for! ;-P) today. And something terrible happened two days ago - I ate a piece of smoked fish body (mackerel). Must be the Norway effect. I'm no longer vegan I guess. I lost my veganity :'-(