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September 16, 2017 – 2:31 am

In this insightful gem, journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig writes wisely, hilariously and sometimes poignantly about sex and food; living for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center; moving solo from one continent to another; meditation; creative mindfulness strategies and more. Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press). Edition Two (Mouth Orgasm edition) published August 2017 (ISBN 9780996820523 paperback; ISBN 9780996820523 eBook).

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The Zen of Food

October 28, 2009 – 1:22 pm
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It’s sometimes fast, always Slow, deafeningly quiet and a metaphor for life.

Story and Pictures: Wanda Hennig

First appeared: East Bay Edible

“In Zen practice we want our intuition — our universal self — to come forth,” says Berkeley Zen Center abbot, Sojun Mel Weitsman Roshi. “When you’re doing simple tasks [like peeling broccoli or breaking lettuce into bite-size bits], your body, mind, the broccoli, the knife, your hand, the breath, are all involved. When you keep bringing your attention back to what you’re doing — when you are simply one with your activity — it’s the same as sitting zazen.”

Eat Thiebaud, drink Blue Bottle, see Avedon at SFMOMA

September 8, 2009 – 3:36 pm
And slices from Mondrian.

Richard Avedon Photographs, 1946 – 2004, runs July 11 to November 29 at SFMOMA.
James Freeman’s newest Blue Bottle coffee shop …

Cuisine Noir Magazine goes live — epicurean adventures for African Americans

September 4, 2009 – 3:12 pm
Seafood is the theme of Cuisine Noir September.

Oakland publisher discovers the joys of culinary diversity, educates her palate — and now, shares the flavors online
Story by Wanda …

Are you a culinary traveler? — 22 clues

August 15, 2009 – 7:40 pm
Basque breakfast Bakersfield.

You know you’re a culinary traveler when:
Whether it’s a day trip, a weekend escape or a round-the-world vacation, what you …