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Posted April 20, 2001
Cooking Your Way To Enlightenment
This book was the catalyst that led me back to my spiritual path. My love for cooking is what drew me to the book, but Brown's wonderful recollections of cooking for the Tassajara Zen Center in California drew me to Buddhism. This book is part cookbook, part autobiography, and part 'mindfulness' primer. The recipes in this book, all vegetarian, are more complex than in Tassajara Cooking, but they are still elegantly simple and delicious. Interspersed through the book are memories Brown has from Tassajara, including spiritual lessons he has learned through cooking. The message is simple and vast at the same time......being present and mindful while cooking (and while doing everything in life) leads to the end of suffering. Not only are the spiritual elements of this book profound, but the recipes are well written and sound. Recipes include appetizers, salads, soups, main courses and desserts. Some are grouped by 'menu' and some are not.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.