Why a cookbook?
What do we all love doing and can celebrate and share daily?
Many people would like to cook meals but are uncertain of all the wonderful (vegetarian) choices they can make. These books will help people to a kinder and more loving kitchen.
After coming into this Krishna conscious path, we can all understand why this is called the kitchen religion and the Hare Krishna’s number one selling point. The Prasadam is sublime! But why is it so good?
With all the devotion that goes into the shopping, preparation, cooking and offering to Krishna, we are bound to have a wonderful experience. The outcome of these rituals is that all meals become soul nourishing and taste better after being made with love and offered to Krishna.
patram pushpam phalam toyam, yo me bhaktya prayacchati
tad aham bhakty-upahritam, asnami prayatatmanah
If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it. (Bhagavad-gita As It Is 9.26)
These cookbooks will include history/explanation of ingredients, beautiful images and (video) links to see the method in action.
We have a few ideas that could include titles like these:
- The Bhakti Yoga Diet – cooking for enlightenment
- Cooking to serve – Bhakti Yoga in the kitchen
- World Food – international recipes
- Ekadasi Cooking – the essential guide
- Cooking with a Monk – what would the monk do?
- The Kind Kid’s Kitchen
Actually the list will go on and on as we have many ideas for cookbooks.
We are currently in the beginning phase and developing a project time line therefore any sharing or inspiration is welcome. We will be putting together seva roles, content, ideas etc, that will need your expertise and talents to make it happen. We would, therefore, like to call out to those who will be happy to be part of this project. This is what we believe is needed:
- Recipe testers
- Researchers and developers
- Srila Gurudev´s favorite recipes
- Your favorite recipes
- Vedic cooking
- Health benefits
- Braja culture
Let’s get together and share these gems with the world! Please let us know how you would like to be a part of this project. More suggestions are requested!
Anyone who helps with this book will receive credit and benefits
Please contact Bhanumati dd at email@example.com