Friday, June 25, 2021

Life & Style

monk: Light and Shadow on the Philosopher’s Path by Yoshihiro Imai

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Some cookbooks are meant to be read like a novel. Don’t get me wrong, the recipes look spectacular, even if many call for unusual ingredients. But the heart of this book is the story of the author, his work, and his relationship to the food he cooks. The writing and photography offer a journey to a tree-lined path beside a waterway on the eastern side of Kyoto, where we sit with Imai and have a talk about food, philosophy, and life.

Pem McNerney, Living Editor, Shore Publishing


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