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But I'm convinced that working with your hands is fundamentally nourishing. As the Shakers said, work is a gift to the person doing the work. Why turn it down? When you knead bread, you're kneading all the channels and acupuncture points in your hands. Whether or not you call that a spiritual benefit or just a physiological one, doing something with your hands is just incredibly invigorating to your whole body. After Tassajara, Brown worked at San Francisco's Greens Restaurant in virtually every capacity, from busboy to wine buyer to manager.
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He mainly teaches now: occasional vegetarian-cooking classes, frequent meditation and yoga workshops. He is still asking, ''What's gone wrong here? Apart from his distress over the nation's politics, he worries that America has lost its most fundamental independence. It seems such a shame that as a culture we don't teach our children about the basic things in life -- bread making, gardening, sewing -- and the value of work. At some point, all these things got to be beneath our dignity.
If you can't work with your hands, you lose the richness of your life and the sense of being productive. He continues: ''In my book, I wanted in a small way to share the fact that you could actually learn skills in your life that would help you become able to take care of yourself.
It's so simple. It's such a clear vision. People have the capacity to cook and garden and farm, and we don't use it. It's very sad to me that it's come to this. But he keeps baking.
And he rarely ends a conversation with Goodbye. Instead, he says, ''Blessings. Tassajara's Flaky Biscuits. Preheat the oven to degrees.
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Combine flours, baking powder and salt. Cut butter or margarine into dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or two knives, or rub gently between hands until pea-size pieces are formed. Make a well in the center and add the eggs and milk. Beat the eggs and milk with a fork until smooth. Continue stirring with the fork, gradually incorporating flour until it is all moistened. On a floured board, knead the dough just enough to bring it together. Fold in thirds. Turn the dough a quarter-turn and repeat, rolling and folding.
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The Complete Tassajara Cookbook : Recipes, Techniques, and Reflections from the Famed ZEN Kitchen
The recipes are nicely simple and easy to follow. This cookbook should be on any cooking enthusiast's shelf, whether you're a vegetarian or not. Show More Show Less. Add to Cart. Any Condition Any Condition. See all 6.
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