3 Bowls – Vegetarian Recipes from an American Zen Buddhist Monastery

James Beard Foundation Award Finalist

The stories here in 3 Bowls will take you inside a traditional Zen Buddhist monastery, and the recipes will excite both your imagination and your taste buds. From simple vegetarian fare to joyful celebration dishes, there is something here for everyone. 3 Bowls is much more than a cookbook. It is a hearfelt rendering of the Zen spirit in America.

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“Mouthwatering recipes that will encourage you to come to your senses and truly taste the food. Nourishment for body, mind, and spirit.”
—Edward Espe Brown, author of Tassajara Bread Book and Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings


“This gem of a book, with its delicious, charming and wise reflections, and bold calligraphy, is one to savor and treasure.”
—Nina Simonds, author of A Spoonful of Ginger and Classic Chinese Cuisine


“I love the nice way in which Seppo Ed Farrey brings you into the monastery and feeds you his lovingly prepared meals. Dai Bosatsu Zendo may be situated on an isolated mountain, but there is nothing remote about the tone of this book, or the nature of the food.”
—Martha Rose Shulman, author of Mediterranean Light and Light Basics Cookbook


“Here is a cookbook with an unusual goal – to simultaneously excite the taste buds and calm the mind. The authors succeed on the strength of their sincerity…. This is a lovely book for those interested in nourishing body and soul.”
Publisher’s Weekly