Six months ago you kindly gave me feedback about writing a cookbook. Your encouragement and ideas weighted in deciding whether to take up the task or not. Three publishers had approached me months earlier but, as usual, I hesitated to commit. In November, finally, I abandoned my reluctance and, by December, was developing and testing recipes.
The book will be published and distributed in 2015 by Roost Books, an offspring of Shambhala Publications whose focus has been on bringing an enlightened approach to life, through literature, for more than forty years. I’m comfortable knowing our values are similar.
It will be a coffee-table book with 108 illustrated recipes that will address the goodness of vegetarian diet and, also, the concept of cultivating consciousness compatible with the skill of cooking. I will explore the subject of preparing, serving and enjoying food, not only as a sensual and social experience but as a spiritual and transcendental reciprocation and love. It will open, hopefully, a new angle to culinary discussion and purify the palate for thought, too.
Until the end of this year I will be writing the content and photographing the recipes. Like during the past two weeks, there will be periods I won’t have time to update the blog. I’ll try my best but, please, bear with me if I fail to post every week. After I hand in the manuscript, I will fully resume the blog responsibilities again.