My Mom sent me this one, I was a little surprised that it was not, as the title seemed t suggest, a Buddhist cookbook. Nope, not at all. Not even a recipe.
It turned out to be a fairly well written Buddha Drama book. With the author being the subject, and the subject being a recovering academic and Chef. I could relate well to the food service parts of the book since I spent about nine years doing that bit for Mother Marine Corps. The setting for the book was a Tibetan retreat center, which was a refreshing change from all of the “Zen” oriented books I read. Actually Buddha Drama books are pretty nice too. It is a lot like reading one of the many practice blogs I like to read (and write) only edited and on paper instead of on my computer screen.
I have to say I never would have picked this book out for myself due to the Tibetan content so it kind of opened my heart up a little to those who choose that way of practice, which was probably needed more than I thought. So thanks Mom!