Cooking for a Tibetan Lama: A Singular Experience

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 on a ranch in Northern California working on a writing project, which…

New Orleans: Friday to Sunday, Food for the Gods

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 delights. It started like this:…