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QUIET FOOD (article first published : 2005-04-29)

Double Storey Books, The Buddhist Retreat Centre & Adams Booksellers recently launched Quiet Food: a recipe for sanity from fast food, to slow food, to quiet food.

This illustrated book of recipes and "Zenecdotes" from the Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, is compiled by John Strydom, Antony Osler, Chrisi van Loon, Angela Shaw and Claire Clark.

Quiet Food is described as more than yet another recipe book,” says the publicity material. “It celebrates food and asks us to experience the magic of preparing it. It introduces us to the possibility of making cooking and eating into an exquisite, meditative occasion – an antidote to fast/junk food culture.

“Ultimately, our enjoyment of things depends on the quality of attention we give them. Cooking and eating are no exception. To help you do this, the “Zenecdotes” accompanying the moody pictures in Quiet Food will put a Buddha smile on your face as you wait for the bread to rise … “

More information from Adams Booksellers of the Buddhist Retreat in Ixopo.




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