What does it mean, dreaming about food or preparing it? No, it doesn’t just mean that you are hungry. If you are on a diet you might think that it is actually your body that requires more food. Or simply that maybe you have the desires that you might decide to meet the next day.
When it comes to dream interpretation, however, things are not as they appear or so simple. For example, what does it mean to dream of spoiled or rotten food? Or what does it mean to dream to offer or receive food?
Hands up who dreams of food at night. Usually dreaming of food is associated with positive moods, such as joy, desire and passion. “Dreaming of food generally has a positive meaning, associated with feelings of love, happiness, well-being, abundance and the desire to realize one’s hopes”. Men dream more about pizza and pasta, women desserts.
Dreams can be different. There are those who eat and have fun, those who relax, those who satisfy repressed desires, and those who find food the perfect companion.
Eating is an image that refers to proven sensations and the meaning and interpretation of the dream itself varies according to what one dreams of. If you are tormented by your last night’s dream and you are looking for an answer, keep on reading.
Cooking Symbolism in the Bible
Dreaming of eating something generally has a positive meaning: it represents the search for nourishment and vital energy. Eating is also a social act that unites and unites men; it has always been this way since antiquity, and even in dreams this meaning is important; people gather at the table and share a meal to be together, to share joys, to celebrate, to forge or strengthen social bonds.
Dreaming of eating can originate, very simply, from the physiological stimulus of hunger: if you are on a diet, you will dream much more often of eating tasty foods and of making large meals.
At least in your dreams, to make up for deprivation, you will eat all that is forbidden to you: snacks, chips, snacks, croissants, biscuits, chocolate, ice cream, cakes, etc. etc. You’ll also eat lots of pasta, pizza, bread and salami!
In dreams, eating something may indicate the desire to take on the qualities of the thing eaten. The conviction of being able to acquire qualities by eating things that possessed them was already present in primitive cultures; is found in the magical rites (for example, it was believed that eating the liver served to acquire courage), and also in some religious rites (such as the Eucharist, in which we eat the body of Jesus to acquire divine grace).
The Bible doesn’t mention cooking food too much, and the times which are described in the Bible were poor times. People mostly ate bread and meat, alongside many vegetables and fruit. Lavish events with plenty of food were mostly related to the rich, and often those lavish events represents human greed and the negative aspects of human nature, that wants to brag and show others how powerful they are.
Dreams about Cooking – Meaning
In dreams, food takes on a meaning already known in psychology, in fact it is often interpreted with a symbolism that takes up those affective values that we all know. The lack, the need and the need for affection are all explanations that can in most cases give an explanation to the dream in which food is the protagonist.
What does it mean to dream of food? The very fact of eating, whether salty for some or sweet for others, helps us overcome moments of loneliness and sadness, so it is in reality on a psychological level, so it is in the dream world.
But we want to remember, as we have done with other arguments related to this, that this explanation is not the only meaning that the dream vision can take. In fact, those who at this time are following a strict plan, and therefore a diet, can often find themselves in dreams the food they want in reality and that they cannot eat.
It can be a sign that there is something in your life that you don’t like or tolerate willingly, especially lately. This always unless you have eaten heavy before going to bed.
Dreaming of foods like pasta, desserts and the like will not always have the same meaning, so if you want to deepen the symbolism of each dish, you can search in your dream book for every food you dreamed of.
Dreams about Cooking – Symbolism
Pasta, pizza and desserts in the dreamlike life as in real life, they pamper and console us and have a positive value, as well as natural foods, as gifts of the earth invite us to consider the values of life and to accept the best side.
Meat, on the other hand, becomes the allegory of intimacy.
Dreaming of bad food, spoiled and expired – Something is wrong, maybe you are stuck in some aspect of life that you do not find satisfying or there is something unresolved that you have been carrying with you for too long.
If its fruit, maybe there’s something wrong with work, if its meat it’s about the sexual sphere. It also indicates low self-esteem and self-confidence.
Dreaming of receiving food – The food that is donated in dreams represents a need or a resource that we must make emerge. There are shortcomings that need to be addressed.
If they are sweet foods, we need sweetness and gratifications, if they are candies of lightness and few responsibilities.
If we receive raw meat as gifts, perhaps we should be less blunt. Lentils speak to us of abundance, the oil of something wrong in some relationship, the wine indicates friendship, the fruit gratitude and affection.
Dreaming of fried food – Frying usually indicates bad tongues and gossip or people who tend to react too instinctively. If the fish is fried you will have luck in the game, if there are pancakes in the dream it means that everything is fine in the family. Frying the meat should warn you!
Dreaming of offering food – Dreaming of offering food, on the other hand, indicates that we are preparing for a great event, could it be in the upcoming wedding?
Dreaming of a table with food – And dream of a table laden with food and sweets? It is certainly a positive image that tells us that we are surrounded by people who love us. We love our life!
Eating in the company– Obviously, for the interpretation of the dream it is important to take into account what you eat.
The most common foods that are eaten in dreams are fruit (sensuality, wealth, reward), meat, milk (kindness, empathy), sweets (need for affection, reward).
For a correct interpretation, it is also necessary to consider what a certain food represents for you (evaluate your preferences, habits, memories, etc.).
However in dreams we eat a little bit of everything, and often we are not talking about food, but about really unusual things.
To always dream of eating – you are not the only one, this is the recurring dream of many people. It can be caused by lack of affection, or your need to metabolize emotions.
Dreaming of eating a lot – too much, up to feel sick and vomit, and maybe wake up with a feeling of nausea: even this dream can be caused by need of affection, need to fill a void; it can also have a physiological origin, perhaps due to a sense of nausea and real gastric disorder that determines this dream.
Dreaming of not being able to eat – Dreaming of being hungry but not being able to eat because, for example, we are always hindered or interrupted; or dream of being at the table but there is no place for us, we remain without eating, etc.
Situations of this kind in dreams indicate that your primary needs are frustrated: your soul needs nourishment and refreshment, but as long as you stay behind a thousand commitments you do not find time for yourself.
Dreaming of cooking something generally has a positive meaning: it represents the search for nourishment and vital energy.
Eating is also a social act that unites and unites men; it has always been this way since antiquity, and even in dreams this meaning is important; people gather at the table and share a meal to be together, to share joys, to celebrate, to forge or strengthen social bonds.
It can be a sign that there is something in your life that you don’t like or tolerate willingly, especially lately.
This always unless you have eaten heavy before going to bed.