I have always thought of gluttony as a mortal sin because the moral principle behind gluttony involves the assumption that the person is living in a land in which people are starving or severely lack food. Therefore, how can gluttony exist in our land of abundance?
Restaurants daily throw away good food that cannot be passed on to another. Farmers plow under tons of fresh crops because they can’t sell the produce. We are able to produce more food than we can eat for the first time in the history of the world. There is no reason for anyone in the USA to be hungry or starve because of the lack of food.
Enjoy a piece of cake with your espresso coffee with real whipped cream topped with fresh, zested, orange peel.