Edward Espe Brown believes that cooking can be a meditative experience. A Zen priest and chef, he prepares food according to the principles of Zen Buddhism. Practitioners find that this attention to detail and precise hand movements allows the brain to let go and experience true meditation, thereby reaching enlightenment. Brown's teachings inspired the film, How To Cook Your Life, which opens November 16 at Laemmle's Sunset 5. Brown, who holds meditation and cooking classes around the world--including at the Tassajara Zen Center in northern California, is the author of The Tassajara Bread Book.
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