Finding Yourself in the Kitchen
Nothing is more ordinary than the kitchen, and yet it is the perfect place to explore who we are and what we are capable of. In Finding Yourself in the Kitchen, Dana Velden asks you to seek deeper meaning in this space and explores what cooking can teach about intimacy, failure, curiosity, and beauty. What happens when we find ourselves in the kitchen? What vitalizes, challenges, and delights us there? An extension of her popular "Weekend Meditation" column on TheKitchn.com, this book offers you the chance to step back and examine your life in a more inspired way.
Many books teach the mechanics of cooking and even inspire us to cook; not many dwell on the kitchen's ability to be a place of awakening and joy. Finding Yourself in the Kitchen is comprised of several essays, each focused on a cooking theme that explores how to practice mindfulness in the kitchen-and beyond-to discover a more deeply experienced life. It also offers meditation techniques and practical kitchen tips, including approximately 15 Velden's own favorite recipes. The result is a reading experience that satisfies, nourishes and inspires.