The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life Lessons from Masterchef Nun Jeong Kwan

Life Lessons from Masterchef Nun Jeong Kwan

Jul 26, 2017-- "Jeong Kwan is a Buddhist nun and renowned cook who brings people home to themselves in her kitchen and garden. Anyone who refers to her garden as my playground and to the plants as her children has a perspective on gardening, cooking and life that resonates deep within me. Kwan resides at the Chunjinam hermitage of the Baekyangsa temple, 169 miles south of Seoul, South Korea where she cooks vegan meals for her community. She was also the unlikely guest on Chefs Table in February 2017." In this beguiling piece a writer reflects on the intersection between her life and the rich teachings of Jeong Kwan's approach to the garden, the kitchen and more. (4283 reads)

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