THE DIVINE TASTE OF TEMPLE FOOD

Shojin ryori or the vegan cuisine of Zen Buddhist monks in Japan makes for a meal that is a combination of simple processes and surprising flavours If you look up the phrase shojin ryori online, the most simplistic translation would be vegetarian food. Typically, the term refers to traditional Buddhist cuisine that spread from China in the 6th century. Described as ‘devotional cooking’ or ‘Zen Buddhist temple food’ by various sources, it is generally associated with the vegan food cooked by Buddhist monks across Japanese temples. Not surprisingly, food cooked…

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How can we put the taste back into British food?

Four strawberries, picked an hour earlier, sit on a saucer on the dining-room table of Lindsey Lodge Farm, a 40-acre farm growing fruit and vegetables in Suffolk. It is June and these strawberries are the first of the English season. Andrew Sturgeon, a farmer for 30 years, smiles, certain of the quality. The aroma is heady, the taste is of strawberries as they ought to be, naturally sweet. Sturgeon delivers to 45 stores belonging to the East of England Co-operative, owned by its members. It is independent from the Co-operative…

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Now You Can Finally Have a Taste of Your Favorite TV Shows

Game of Thrones While the excruciating wait for GOT Season 7 continues, these Dragon Cakes may not answer if Jon Snow has Targaryen blood… But they sure are divine. The Walking Dead All eyes will definitely be on these scarily delicious cupcakes! If the cookie monster in your life still hasn’t come to terms with the season finale of Breaking Bad, you know what to gift them! Friends Take a cue from Joey and keep this cake all to yourself! (You know you want to). Sherlock-ed? You’re not alone. The…

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