Today, we introduce the biblical food which is very popular for pastry lovers − oo•ga, cake.
The biblical cake receives its name from its circular shape. The verb (infinitive) is ‘oog,’ which means ‘to circle.’
The name ‘ooga’ is mentioned only twice in the Old Testament with no mentioning in the New Testament. The first mentioning is in reference to the story of Elijah, the widowed mother and the miraculous resurrection of her little son. The biblical text discloses the ingredients of that cake, and they seem to be very basic: “And she said, ‘As the Lord your God lives, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a jar; and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and prepare it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.’ And Elijah said to her, ‘Fear not; go and do as you have said; but make me of it a little cake first, and bring it to me, and after make for you and for your son.'”’
The second mentioning of the word ‘ooga’ is metaphorical:
“Ephraim mixes himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned”