What do you learn from sitting still for 30,000 hours?


Running Time
21m 52s


Edward Espe Brown
Chef & Zen Priest


Edwards mum died when he was 4, and he was sent to an orphanage. So how did his childhood shape his future?

Beginning with The Tassajara Bread Book in 1970 Edward Espe Brown has been inspiring cooks and bakers to wake up and realize their capacity to nourish themselves and others with their labors in the kitchen.

Ordained as a zen priest by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1971, he has been leading meditation retreats and cooking classes for more than 25 years.

The subject of a documentary movie How to Cook Your Life, directed by Doris Doerrie (2007), his Complete Tassajara Cookbook came out in September, 2009.


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