“The recipes in this book show how Tibetan food is sustenance for survival, but the author’s stories tell how Tibetan food is a metaphor for nourishment of the body, soul and mind. Following the recipes is probably the most interesting part of the book – the culture of Tibet including instructions on how to serve a lama. This means if the Dalai Lama should stop in for tea, you can be ready–Culinaria Libris, July 2010”
There is no better way to experience the flavor of an exotic culture than through its food—and no better guide to the recipes and gustatory culture of Tibet than Elizabeth Kelly, long-time cook for lamas and other Tibetans. Her remarkable array of easy-to-follow recipes use ingredients readily available in the West. You will find serving suggestions, meal planning, traditional foods, and numerous vegetarian dishes: everything needed to make a complete Tibetan dinner or just to try something different. Tibetan Cooking: Recipes for Daily Living, Celebration, and Ceremony also offers a personal look into the little known aspects of Tibetan cuisine: its adaptation to modern times and its preservation and connection with Tibetan holidays and religious ceremonies.