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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2000

    This lovely book is guiding me to delicious fresh vegetables and is providing me with many new tools for spiritual wellness.

    I am not a vegetarian. This lovely book, however, not only re-introduced me to delicious fresh vegetables, but also has given me many new tools for spiritual wellness. The recipes are lovely, clear, and easy to follow. The book includes a guide to the ingredients that is very helpful. The lessons in 'Mindful Cooking' are simple and amazing. My favorite recipes, to date, are the 'Red Potato Salad with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts', 'How to Hard-Boil an Egg,' and the 'Oatmeal Raisin Pudding.' In addition to the recipes, '3Bowls Vegetarian Recipes from an American Zen Buddhist Monastery' offers a calming and spiritual journey through Dai Bosatsu Zendo (a Zen Buddhist Monastery) and Zen meditation and traditions. Even the paper used in the publication is calming. I read this book cover-to-cover the day it arrived. I now read recipes or spiritual writings from this book at various times each day. Because of this, I have one copy at home, one copy at work, and one copy in my car. I have given copies of 3Bowls as 'thinking of you' gifts to a number of friends. They have been surprised and delighted. Seppo Ed Farrey and Myochi Nancy O'Hara obviously put their hearts into this book. The Asian brush calligraphy illustrations by Eido Tai Shimano Roshi add to the book's depth and loveliness. This book is not just a cookbook. This book is a work of art.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2000

    3 Bowls is a book everyone will enjoy ...

    I am not a vegetarian but have found recipes in this cookbook that are very good and can be used by everyone. I also found the Guide to Ingredients to be very helpful. Seppo Ed Farrey has made some excellent selections in his book and I highly recommend this to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2000

    Three cheers for Three Bowls!

    I bought this book because I'm interested in preparing and eating good food. This book offers just that. Directions that anyone can follow and tasty and wholesome recipes were my initial impression. Then I sat down and began to read the accompanying text. I was immediately drawn into the world of the Zen monastery where one author is the head chef and the other author leads spiritual retreats. I was completely transported and intrigued by the descriptions of a different way of life. A fascinating journey into Zen Buddhism AND great recipes. Two for the price of one!!

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