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3 Bowls: Vegetarian Recipes from an American Zen Buddhist Monastery
3 BOWLS presents the outstanding vegetarian specialties that draw thousands of visitors each year to Dai Bosatsu Zendo, a traditional Zen monastery in New York's Catskill Mountains. From Sesame Crepes with Portobello Mushrooms in Port Cream Sauce and Spaghetti with Chipotle and Garlic to Coconut-Pecan Carrot Cake with Orange Cream-Cheese Frosting, these recipes are deftly ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 16th 2000 by Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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This amazing insight into the kitchen and other workings of a Zen Buddhist monastery in the Catskills of New York is a delightful read even without the recipes. Beautiful calligraphy by Eido T Shimano Roshi highlights main topics that the head chef, Seppo Ed Farrey, discusses throughout the book. Favorite recipes include herbed sesame polenta with roasted vegetables, Japanese style curry and butternut black bean soup. Even though this book is not made to be gluten-free, many of the recipes conta ...more
A delightful mix of wonderful vegetarian recipes, including background on the recipes coupled with Zen kitchen wisdom. The writing style is straightforward and engaging, and the recipes themselves are simple yet enticing. Ask of that along with a view into life at the monastery.