Veggiyana - Praise

The Dharma of Cooking: With 108 Deliciously Easy Vegetarian Recipes

“Pure and simple ingredients, brilliantly easy recipes, and a liberal serving of Dharma will nourish the body of wisdom well past mealtime. When people ask me what to read, I say read a cookbook—now I’ll tell them to read Veggiyana.”—Karen Maezen Miller, author of Hand Wash Cold and Momma Zen

“Part cookbook, part culinary history, part Dharma book, this delicious collection of 108 vegetarian recipes reads more like an engrossing work of cultural anthropology sprinkled with Buddhist wisdom, than a how-to cooking manual. With recipes from around the world and quotes from Buddhist masters, chefs, food historians and celebrities, this book is enjoyable, informative and offers hours of guided cooking meditations.”—Mandala

“THIS IS ONE BEAUTIFUL BOOK! Veggiyana is more than just a cookbook—it’s a feast in itself. Its mouthwatering and wholesome recipes are from all over the world—peppered with teachings from the Buddha and the teachers who succeeded him, from Zen Master Dogen to Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama, as well as from sources as diverse as Albert Einstein and Sophia Loren. It’s spiced throughout with personal insights and delightful anecdotes from Garson’s years of hands-on experience in the culinary arts. Veggiyana is a book to be treasured, living as it will in my kitchen and in my heart.”—Toni Bernhard, author of How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

Veggiyana pleases the palate, and nourishes our Dharma practice.”—Cheryl Wilfong, author The Meditative Gardener

“In order to have comfort, happiness, and a long life in this human body, we need to eat good food that is healthful and nourishing, and we must learn to eat with wisdom—and in Veggiyana, Sandra Garson shows us how to do this. May all who read it grow healthy and strong—in the world, and in the Dharma!”—Thrangu Rinpoche