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Cooking for a Tibetan Lama: A Singular Experience

June 2, 2017 // 2 Comments

The photograph is from a web page titled “Chinese Buddhism.” The caption reads: “Gonpo Tseten Rinpoche transmitting the Yeshe Lama, Forestville, CA 1981” I’m almost positive this photograph was taken on the ranch that summer. During the summer of 1981 I was living [...]

New Orleans: Friday to Sunday, Food for the Gods

April 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Paul Rest Well, obviously no gods were there, at least not any that I could see. But there was some magic that happened weekends in thousands of households in the Greater New Orleans area that made one feel as if one was transported to a heavenly realm of gastronomical [...]

A Note of Thanks for the coming New Year

December 6, 2016 // 4 Comments

As 2016 winds down to a close and 2017 nudges its way into the room, it causes many of us to reflect on the past year. We jot down our resolutions and loudly declare we are going to make changes for the better as January inches closer. Each new year brings its own [...]