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Instructions to the Cook: A Zen Master's Lessons in Living a Life That Matters Reviews

Jim Berman

A life-changing approach to bringing Zen living to

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Pros: Written in a language that appeals to cooks

Cons: Opening your mind to Zen studies may be tough for the unconvinced

Instructions to the Cook Bernard Glassman & Rick Fields   Reviewed by Jim Berman   Guilty! I judged a book by its cover. I was in between titles, waiting for Ivan Ramen and the new Rene Redzpi, while I doggedly flopped through the new releases section at the local big-box  book store. The title, Instructions to the Cook caught my attention and I bought it, unopened without even a glimpse at the back cover, a gander at page one or even a shot at the author bio.   And it isn’t a cook book. Or even a book on food.  Joke is on me. Rather, it’s about life. And cooks need a little set of instructions now and then.  “Cooking, like life, is about...
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