Tag Archives: shojin ryori

Cooking up a stink

Vertumnus by Giuseppe Arcimbaldo (1527-1593) To meat or not to meat… Is that the question? (With apologies to Shakespeare!) Even though the Buddha ate meat and the Dalai Lama has said that he eats meat, people generally assume that to … 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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Sharing a cuppa

my hands warmed by the cup become the potter’s  It’s a beautiful sunny winter morning here at Wabi’an, so I decided to sit out in the garden with a cup of fragrant soba-cha (buckwheat tea) and listen to the thousands … Continue reading

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