No practice is as profound and interconnected as preparing food for yourself and others. It is an act of direct giving and receiving Life itself, which must be conducted with respect and full awareness. The Life offered for our nourishment should be taken with the utmost care and nothing should be wasted or thrown away.
Zen cook always assures that the right amount is prepared, not too much and not too little, that the taste of the original food remains intact and that the duality is completely eliminated - gourmet desires have no place in the Zen kitchen. Yet, with quiet awareness, you will experience your bowl as the most precious gift you've ever been offered – the Life presents itself to you - with the right texture and colour and the most intense taste as anything you've ever tasted before.