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The Enlightened Kitchen: Fresh Vegetable Dishes from the Temples of Japan by Mari Fujii


Nourish physique and soul with simple, delicious food from Japan's temples.

The Enlightened Kitchen introduces readers to shojin ryori, the traditional vegetarian cooking of Japan's Buddhist temples. Shojin meals, with its emphasis on fresh, seasonal vegetables, staples comparable to seaweed, grains and tofu, and natural flavorings moderately than chemical additives, is a highly nutritious and scrumptious various to the numerous unhealthy consuming habits of Western society. Along with its health benefits, the coaching and consuming of shojin food in Buddhist temples has great non secular importance. After spending their days in rigorous selfdiscipline, the monks welcome mealtimes as a calming respite, each for these preparing the meals with loving care and for these consuming it with cozy enjoyment.

Gorgeous color images accompany more than sixty recipes for soups, salads, tofu and bean dishes, vegetables, rice and desserts. The author, Mari Fujii, married to a Buddhist monk and an expert in shojin meals for more than twenty years, items an array of recipes together with: Carrot and Mushroom Soymilk Soup, Steamed Pumpkin and Tofu, Beans and Eggplant with Sesame Dressing, Ginger Rice and Banana Tempura. Her step-through-step instructions are straightforward to practice, and he or she has made an effort to make use of substances that are without problems on hand in most just right supermarkets. Fujii includes a information to common cooking tactics used in the guidance of shojin food, an extensive thesaurus of ingredients and tools, and engaging background information on the historical past and philosophy of shojin ryori. Good for vegans, vegetarians and someone eager about healthful eating, the dishes from The Enlightened Kitchen will heat our hearts, maintain our souls, and make stronger us inside and out.

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Author: Mari Fujii Publisher: Kodansha USA Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 112

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