Category Archives: Cooking

Good things come in fives

Over on my Kitchen Sink Zen blog, “Good things come in fives“, ¬†looks at why Japanese tableware comes in sets of five and how this comes from the Buddhist teachings of the Five Buddha Families. You can read this entry … Continue reading

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Eat Your Good Fortune

This coming Sunday, 29th of July, is celebrated as the Day of Good Fortune, also called the Day of the Seven Lucky Gods, in Japan. The Seven Lucky Gods (including the goddess Benzaiten, the patron of all artistic endeavours) are … Continue reading

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Cooking up a spiritual storm

In my blog I will often refer to “shojin-ryori” (pronounced “show-jin-ree-or-ee”), which loosely means “Japanese vegetarian cuisine” and I usually suggest “Zen cuisine” as a translation but actually its not that easy to translate into English. Google Translate says, “vegetarian … Continue reading

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