Tassajara Dinners & Desserts
Hazel & Dewey
Recipes and stores from the Tassajara Zen mountain Center
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the legendary Buddhist monastery set deep in California’s Ventana wilderness, is famous for its healthy gourmet vegetarian cuisine.
In Tassajara Dinners & Desserts, readers will not only find recipes filled with the flavor of Zen practice but also stories from past guest cooks, such as Deborah Madison, Ed Brown, Gloria Lee, and many others, whose calm and peaceful minds were truly tested behind the doors of the Tassajara kitchen, whose monastic kitchen differs from a normal restaurant kitchen in that the activity of preparing the food is understood to be spiritual practice. The Tassajara Zen Mountain Center teaches that every aspect of one's day can be lived with mindfulness, even food preparations and choices of what we eat.
Favorite Recipes: Mushroom Squash Risotto, Tofu Sausage, Tofu Neatballs, Sweet Tapioca Soup with Honeydew, Ricotta Chevre with Ginger Berry Compote
Chapters: 1) Starters 2) Vegetable Side Dishes 3) Vegetable Entrees 4) Baked Entrees 5) Beans & Legumes 6) Tofu 7) Grains & Pastas 8) Desserts 9) Basic Techniques
Author: Dale & Melissa Kent lived and practiced at the Tassajara Center for seven years. They now live in the foothills of the eastern Sierras, where they garden, cook, and promote sustainable living and organic food for all.
Details: 8.25" x 10.25" / Hardcover / 223 pages