|“||For who can war on a full stomach when the body itself suggests peace?||”|
|— St. Liwan, regarding how food and good diet can lead to peace and an end of suffering|
The House was a former caravanserai, like many of the monasteries in Calimshan.
In addition to religious activities, the House of St. Liwan's Blessing served as a culinary arts school—from exotic food to shipboard fare. Its patron saint, St. Liwan, believed that food could end suffering.