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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 [...]

Farm to Table: A True Story, Part II by Paul Rest

October 6, 2016 // 1 Comment

If you missed Part I, you can find it here. When I would visit my my mother’s mother, my grandmother, things were different from my home life. This is where I first really learned about farm to table, although it wasn’t exactly “farm” to table, it was more like [...]

Farm to table: A true story by Paul Rest

September 27, 2016 // 1 Comment

Part I Decades before there was what we know of today as “farm to table,” most Americas lived that way. What I mean is, there was little separation from what showed up on the dinner table because of where we lived, and what we ate. Outside of big cities like New York, [...]