Instructions to the Cook

by Glassman and Fields

It’s funny — as I was cleaning up my Readlist, removing things that had been on my Amazon wishlist that I’d already read, I noticed that Instructions to the Cook: A Zen Master’s Lessons in Living a Life that Matters (Glassman & Fields) was included. It was funny to me because I forgot that was on my list, and checked it out from the library a few weeks ago on a whim regardless. Like, I guess I’m interested in Zen and cooking, right?

Anyway, the book was terrible. I ended up reading maybe 20 pages of it and returning it because Glassman seemed to only talk about how much he had gotten out of his Zen practice, not actually how to practice or what to do. It seemed really egoistic, so I just put it down. And there’s my first review.