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Mindful Eating Authors' Secret Recipe For Cooking And Living? There Is None

Gurus Geneen Roth and Ed Espe Brown championed the idea that how we relate to food affects other aspects of our lives. In new personal essay collections, they reassess their past self-help advice.
Mindfulness gurus Geneen Roth and Ed Espe Brown have long championed the idea that how we relate to food affects other aspects of our lives. In new super-personal essay collections, they reassess their past self-help advice. Source: Neil Webb

A dose of reality has moved two influential food gurus to reassess their preaching and write self-help memoirs on their lifelong meditative journeys. In striking contrast to their previous best-selling books — Geneen Roth's Women Food and God and Ed Espe Brown's Tassajara Bread Book — these slim, kindred volumes of accumulated wisdom contain no definitive answers, no foolproof recipes for improving your relationship with food and yourself.

There is no recipe, agree Roth and Brown. (In fact, is the title of Brown's new book.) There is no sure path to better eating, cooking and living. In fact, you'd do better to stop following self-improvement advice and find your

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