The kitchen is the most vital place on Earth, because survival, even now in the age of iPads and large hadron colliders, still depends on wholesome, nutritious food. In keeping with this simple truth Veggiyana provides 108 tasty, beloved and simple recipes from around the world.
Generously sprinkled throughout–like the perfect blend of herbs and spices are morsels of time-tested wisdom on how to live a life that nourishes both body and spirit. Veggiyana brings the vitality of the worlds kitchens to your own with wisdom and recipes to delight and inspire.
The author, Sandra Garson, explores food wisdom, cooking and practicing Dharma. She recently taught cooking at a Buddhist center in Ulan Baator, Mongolia. She is President of the US charity, Veggiyana, dedicating to feeding Buddhist sangha. Her next project is Nana Letscook, the kitchen genie who teaches the magic of food to kids.
This is a fascinating cookbook that combines vegetarian/vegan cuisine with Buddhist theology and food history. Sandra Garson brings in a diversity of flavors- Vietnam, Nepal, the American Southwest, even Armenian and Romanian.
There are explorations of tofu, noodles, and the importance of fermentation. Garson recounts times cooking for revered Buddhist monks, living in Maine, and her current home in Marin County. She does bring East to West- figuratively and literally.
Author: Sandra Garson
Year of Release: 2011