Food & Food-Related Items in Dreams


For starters, food in dreams can tell the dreamer what he or she is or will be partaking of, what he or she is believing, or being served.

FOOD-RELATED

COOKING
Indicates creativity and preparation as in cooking something up

BAKING
Similar to cooking but involves a waiting period, expectation, and possibly discomfort

TASTING
This is about trying a sample amount of something

EATING
This is a picture of taking in something (generally information) which may be good or bad

DRINKING
Being drunk refers to being drunk with a “spirit” such as greed

SALIVA
Breaking something down or healing

TEETH
Issues concerning information, insight, wisdom. Loose teeth indicate a need for more of one of these. Teeth falling out is a warning concerning potential loss in one of these areas. Be careful.

SWALLOWING
Believing something

DIGESTION
Processing information

STOMACH
Concerning toleration

FAMINE
Scarcity, shortage, season of lack

FEAST/BUFFET
A large amount of information on various topics

FATNESS
Fullness, prosperity (can be referring to faith or knowledge rather than provisions) OR concerning weight issues

LEANNESS
Shortage, lack (can be referring to faith or knowledge rather than provisions)

HUNGER/THIRST
Desire for something (good or bad)

VOMIT
Involving something disgusting, or something doesn’t belong or won’t stick. Rejection or folly.

APPLIANCES, DISHES, UTINSILS

KITCHEN
A scene taking place in this room signifies something going on which involves ideas and/or preparation for something. Can be for good or for bad.

OVEN
Concerning something which is in incubation, possibly with an expectation of success. Or perhaps a need for heat and time is in order

REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Concerning something that will immerge later. It’s not time yet, be patient.

TABLE
Something is being laid out before you, out in the open, provided for you

DISHES
Concerning serving others or serving something to others. Motives might or might not be pure

PLATE
Concerning a group. Can symbolize many kinds of groups, for instance, a group of responsibilities or opportunities

BOWL
Concerning a group, can symbolize fullness or completion, but the contents vary. Can be connected to worship. A bowl shared signifies intimacy

CUP
What gives a cup significance is what it contains; it may contain blessings, joy, love, or pain

SILVERWARE
Concerning serving others, but may not be out of pure motives

SPOON
This symbolizes the stirring up of something

FORK
These signify piercing, poking, or digging

TABLE KNIFE
People equipped to serve through words (teaching, etc.)

SHARP CUTTING KNIFE
Ouch! This indicates a verbal attack

WINE GLASS
A person (container for a spirit)

PORCELAIN
Breakable, fragile. This is not made to last. It won’t function well in battle

CRYSTAL
Royalty and authority or counterfeit royalty and authority


FOOD

BREAD 1
Comments and Symbolism:
The first meaning of bread is wisdom, Godly wisdom, scripture, teachings, doctrines

Passages:
She [wisdom] has prepared her food. . . She has also set her table. . . she calls . . . “Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!” To him who lacks understanding she says, “Come, eat of my food” Prov 9:2-5

And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat.

Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.
He then said to me: “Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them.
Ezek 3:1-3

Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Matthew 16:12

Additional Passages:
John 6, Numbers 14:9, Isaiah 55:2

BREAD 2

Second Meaning of Bread: Daily sustenance, essentials for survival.

Passages: Give us each day our daily bread. Luke 11:3

BASKET OF BREAD
Comments and Symbolism:
The number of loaves in the basket indicates the number of days

Passages:
he [the baker] said to Joseph, “I too had a dream: On my head were three baskets of bread.”
“This is what it means,” Joseph said. “The three baskets are three days.
Gen 40:16-20

BARLEY

Comments and Symbolism:
Barley symbolizes “blessed” or associated with blessing/abundance/prosperity

Passage:
For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills. Deut 8:7-9

BARLEY BREAD
Comments and Symbolism:
The dream of the loaf of bread tumbling into the camp of Midian was equated to the sword of Gideon and a prophecy of the victory of the Israelites.

– The bread here represents the blessed representatives of the source of the Word of God, that is God’s People. In those days that was the Hebrew nation; today’ it’s Christians around the world.

Passage:
When Gideon came, behold, a man was relating a dream to his friend. And he said, “Behold, I had a dream; a loaf of barley bread was tumbling into the camp of Midian, and it came to the tent and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down so that the tent lay flat.”
His friend replied, “This is nothing less than the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel; God has given Midian and all the camp into his hand.”
Judges 7:13-14

BUTTER

Comments and Symbolism:
Butter symbolizes smooth such as smooth talk, cunning, silver-tongued

Passage:
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. Psalm 55:21

CAKE
Concerning the inability to have it both ways; birthdays

CHEESE
Concerning a lot of time

CHOCOLATE CHIPS
Added to the cookie batter, in one dream these signified African Americans

CORN
Concerning harvest or abundance

CRUMBS
Very small amount in comparison to what may be available

EGGS
Concerning something new arriving

FISH
Provisions, people, in the spirit

FRUIT/NUTS
A result or product of an activity, Fruit of the Spirit, Fruitful people

GRAIN
This carries connotations of blessedness, provisions, sacrifice, or judgment

GRAPES
Signifies abundance and prosperity, fertility, joy and celebration

HONEY
Symbolizes prosperity of body, spirit or soul

ICE CREAM
Concerning something pure and sweet that has resulted from effort

ICE CREAM SUNDAY
May be about the day of the week

MEAT/STEAK
Deeper concepts, Abundant provision
Biblically, concerning the Messiah’s perfect humanity– the Hebrew meat offerings
A richly gifted or very good person

OIL
The presence of a spirit
Anointing oil is the presence of the Holy Spirit and the setting apart of someone as favored

PIES
Small groups which can be described as sweet or good

PINEAPPLE
Having to do with a remarkable harvest (reward, result) which doesn’t come easily

POISON
Concerning something which is toxic and potentially deadly, but may be spiritual or about relationship or information

PORK
Eating pork indicates taking something in which is unclean and therefore toxic

POTION
A spell or curse

PUMPKIN
This is seasonal; associated with Oct/Nov

RICE
Celebration or see grain

SALT
Of value for its preservation, purification, and seasoning qualities, can speak of the conservative addition of something
New beginning or separation
The negative meaning is death, desolation, curse

SPAGHETTI
Have seen this mean “something stringy” as in the violins in an orchestra.
(This was a spaghetti kitchen dreamed by a ballet choreographer who cooked up dance moves to classical music.)

STEAMING or BOILING LIQUID
The result of pressure or heat– good or bad

STEW
The subject of contention
A mixture of related information

STRAWBERRIES
Here’s an example of a personal meaning- since they were my mom’s favorite, strawberries represented mom

SWEETS
Something seen as pleasant
Could be non-essentials, extras

TURKEY
Something which will fail because it’s flawed, a dumb idea, a goof-ball

WATERMELON
Abundantly fruitful, involving multiplication

BEVERAGES

GLASS OF WATER
Water is essential to our bodies. It is the most basic and primary drink and a positive element. In a dream, someone may offer it, refuse it, drink it, etc. In the Bible, water is one of the items that can symbolized the Holy Spirit. A glass of water symbolizes something good, refreshment such as encouragent or comfort.

COFFEE
Someone needs to get going or pick up the pace
Or they are moving quickly or too quickly

TEA
Indicates soothing, calming; slow down

MILK
Basic teachings or prophetic words

MOTHER’S MILK
Involving nurturing or mentoring

LEMONADE
Indicates making the best of a sour situation OR

WINE
We’re talking about spirits, Holy or otherwise

CHAMPAIGN
Celebration, Animated spirit

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