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How to Cook Your Life (2007)  link to How to Cook Your Life on IMDb  

Number: 502

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IMDb Rating:
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5.8/10

Country: Germany, 94 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, German

Genre(s): Documentary

Director(s): Doris Dörrie

Cast: Edward Espe Brown, Doris Dörrie

Medium: Unknown,

Plot Outline: Doris Dörrie's camera greets Edward Espe Brown when he arrives in Australia to give a class on cooking, Zen, and meditation. We see him back home in Northern California as well. Brown, for forty years a Zen cook, demonstrates cooking as well as commenting on topics including anger, quiet, gleaning and waste, battered pots, and how he found his vocation. A focus of his is to demonstrate how to bring one's self to cooking and to others simultaneously. He quotes often from two masters, with several examples of Zen wit. The camera takes the occasional trip to fast food restaurants to provide contrast to Brown's approach and results.

Location: 597

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1