Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie

Zen and the Art of Cooking


Episode 12

What is the true path to culinary enlightenment? In this episode, we’ll look at how some chefs achieve inner harmony from cooking. We’ll visit a famed London chef who challenges mainstream beliefs with his conviction that one should honor an animal by eating it in its entirety—from nose to tail. Then we’ll meet one of the world’s foremost experts in Washoku—an age-old Japanese culinary philosophy that captures the harmonious balance of colors, flavors, cooking methods, and the five senses. From a California cheese maker to a New York chocolatier, food artisans show us how they find their Zen through their relationship with food.