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This charming doc takes its time while focusing on food, but highlights larger lessons that audiences will reflect upon long after leaving the theater. Read critic reviews

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Filmmaker Doris Dörrie delves into the life and philospophy of renowned chef, cookbook author and Zen priest Edward Espe Brown. Brown, who holds court at the Scheibbs Buddhist Center in Austria, the San Francisco Zen Center and the Tassajara Mountain Center, melds his love of cooking with the teachings of his Zen mentor, Suzuki Roshi.

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  • Feb 04, 2010
    Sure, documentaries are usually slow and uneventful, but they should be informative. Well, Doris Dorrie doesn't have much going on with informing in this picture.<p>There is no clear point as to what this documentary is trying to be. Is it a film about food? Is it about cooking? Is it about religion? Supposedly, a handful of people are attending some sort of zen class with cooking, but after a brief shot of the day's schedule in the beginning, there is no indication of any schedule being followed. The film bounces around from topic to topic and it also momentarily switches to other people for interviews that seem to be on a tangent from what Chef Edward Brown is talking about.</p><p>Chef Brown himself is very bland and monotonous in the way he talks. This makes this 90 minute picture extremely boring from beginning to end. He attempts humor from time to time, as he laughs at his own comments, but most, if not all, are very hard to find laughable.</p><p><i>How to Cook Your Life</i> does have a message that some will connect with; however, this film just does a bad job at conveying it.</p>
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