Our April selection is Bread, Body, Spirit: Finding the Sacred in Food, an anthology edited by Alice Peck. This is a collection of essays, prose, and poetry from different faith traditions, and it looks at the entire process of food – growing it, catching it, cooking and serving it, skipping it, and composting it. The contributors come from a wide background: Jane Goodall, Barbara Kingsolver, Laurie Colwin, Kahlil Gibran, Thich Nhat Hanh, and many others. We’ll meet to talk about the book on Tuesday, April 14, at 6:00pm, at LivonFifth.
And, we’ve got a Sunday afternoon movie & potluck in the works:
One of the contributors to Bread, Body, Spirit, Zen teacher Edward Espe Brown, is also the subject of the documentary How to Cook Your Life (trailer above), in which he uses cooking to teach Zen Buddhist principles. (Brown is also the author of a few books & cookbooks—two are coming out later this year: The Tassajara Bread Book and The Complete Tassajara Cookbook.) We’re planning to get together and watch How to Cook Your Life before the April meeting. We’ll announce details on when and where soon.