Provecho Press
One Taste

One Taste:
Vegetarian Home-Cooking
from Around the World

Written by Sharon Louise Crayton
Foreword by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
Photography by Eric Swanson

One Taste: Vegetarian Home Cooking from Around the World is Sharon Louise Crayton’s savory diary of her travels into the kitchens of homes around the world. At each home, she asked the cooks, “What do you make that your family loves best?” The answers supply many of the 108 delicious, internationally flavored recipes in One Taste. These dishes represent the staples and the standbys of families worldwide—perfected favorites that satisfy again and again.

But, practical as it is, One Taste: Vegetarian Home Cooking from around the World also nourishes the spirit. Sharon Louise Crayton, a practicing Buddhist, explains that great meals aren’t achieved only by using fresh ingredients but also by cooking them with a “fresh mind.” This state can best be achieved through meditation, which you can practice right in your kitchen while preparing your family’s meal. To make this easy, Sharon has incorporated simple meditation techniques into the steps of each recipe.

“One Taste has something for everyone interested in preparing user-friendly vegetarian dishes at home. The recipes are novel, easy to follow, and give results that will be pleasing to lovers of good food, whether or not they adhere to vegetarian diets.”

Andrew Weil, M.D., director of the Program in Integrative Medicine in Tucson, Arizona, author of Healthy Aging, Eating Well for Optimum Health, and Spontaneous Healing

“This appealing collection of vegetarian recipes roams the world for far more than one taste. Thankfully, this open-minded collection goes beyond hummus to include such dishes as crispy buttery potato cake to a lemony miso soup. Looks good to me!”

Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, Vegetarian Suppers, and Local Flavors

“I happily welcome One Taste as a much needed encouragement to behave and eat in a truly ethical way that reflects the deepest aspiration of all living beings to avoid suffering. We should consider vegetarian cooking as a genuine sign of civilization. Freedom must be linked to altruism.”

Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk, translator for H.H. the Dalai Lama, author of Happiness and The Monk and the Philosopher