November 07, 2015

Gary Thorp on the Zen of Cooking

Thought of the Day:

“Cooking gives you the opportunity to meet the things you eat. You can touch each carrot or olive and get to know its smell and texture. You can feel its weight and notice its color and form. If it is going to become part of you, it seems worthy, at least, of acknowledgment, respect, and thanks. It takes much time and care in order for things to grow, and many labors are needed to bring these ingredients to the kitchen. There is a lot to be grateful for that takes place between the wheat field and the dumpling.”

— Gary Thorp, Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks

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