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The Cosmos In A Carrot, $13.46
The Cosmos In A Carrot distills the best of Buddhist wisdom, nutrional information, and health advice and combines it into an accessible guide that will change the way you think about food.
A thoughtful guidebook that offers a total body and mind approach to nutrition. Full of practical tips and advice, including a mindful grocery list, case studies, time-management strategies, and suggested menus, this book points the way to eating and living well.
The Spiritual Side of Cooking and Eating
by Holly Lebowitz Rossi, Religion BookLine -- 9/13/2006
For people of faith, every aspect of their lives is subject to spiritual analysis and insight. Food is no different, as evidenced by a spate of new books that cast food, its preparation and consumption, in a faith-based light.
One new book, The Cosmos in a Carrot: A Zen Guide to Eating Well (Parallax Press), is less concerned with what people eat than how they eat it. Author Carmen Yuen is a practicing Buddhist who has found personal comfort in applying the Buddhist principle of mindfulness to everyday food choices.
Mindfulness is about being "fully present" at any given moment, said Yuen, who sees a social component in mindful eating as well as a personal benefit. "When you're not mindful of what you're ingesting, then you're not at your best to interact with others," she said.
Yuen's personal relationship with food improved when she adopted the mindful eating habits that she outlines in her book, which will be published in November. "It was certainly a way for me to slow down, plan ahead, think about what I'm taking in and how I feel about how I'm taking it in," said Yuen, who is just 22 years old and beginning classes at Yale Law School.
ISBN: 978-1-888375-60-2, Paperback, 204 pages
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