How to Cook Your Life

"Tasteful in more ways than one, mischievous and charming."
- Eddie Cockrell, Variety
"A jaunty mix of chanting, baking and spiritual uplift."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
"Unexpectedly charming and enlightening."
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Pleasant and thoughtful."
- Geoff Berkshire, Chicago Tribune
"Zen-like!"
- Walter V. Addirgo, San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis

HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE is a cheerful documentary about the art of cooking and the art of cooking your life without burning it, putting too much salt or overcooking it. Food and being determine life, and life determines food. Doris Dörrie and the cooking Zen priest, Edward Brown demonstrates that eating is more than just the intake of food. Cooking is a festival of senses, and an act of love and generosity. During the summer of 2006, Doris Dörrie and her crew filmed Edward Brown at his cooking classes at the Buddhist center, Scheibbs in Austria and the two Californian Buddhist centers, the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and the Zen Center in San Francisco, where he teaches people of all generations. Practical and entertaining, Edward Brown knows how to translate those philosophical thoughts into today’s zeitgeist. HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE can change your view on cooking, eating and your own life. You will never again cut your vegetables the way you used to.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary|Environment
Running Time: 94 min.
Year: 2007

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Doris Dorrie

TRAILER

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Edward Espe Brown on the set of HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE.
Edward Espe Brown and Director Doris Dörrie on the set of HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE.
Edward Espe Brown and guests on the set of HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE.
Edward Espe Brown on the set of HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE.
Edward Espe Brown in HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE.
Edward Espe Brown in HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE
A scene from HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE
Edward Espe Brown in HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE
Edward Espe Brown in HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE
Edward Espe Brown in HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE
A scene from HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE
A scene from HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE
A scene from HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE
A scene from HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE