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How to Cook Your Life Reviews

November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 13, 2007
Diffuse and leisurely as a yoga breathing exercise, the film suffers from dangling digressions, but overall it's fine food for thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2007
In How to Cook Your Life, Edward Espe Brown endearingly embodies one of Buddhism's guiding principles: a sense of humor about our arrogances and illusions.
November 16, 2007
An unexpectedly charming and enlightening film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2007
If you enjoy time spent in the kitchen, you may find some surprising enlightenment in Brown's observations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 16, 2007
Well-intentioned but lethargic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 16, 2007
A jaunty mix of chanting, baking and spiritual uplift, How to Cook Your Life introduces us to the cooking classes of Edward Espe Brown, a twinkling Zen priest.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2007
Cook and Zen priest Edward Brown is profiled in this documentary by German filmmaker Doris Dörrie (Men), who follows the witty, pleasant Brown as he offers cooking and life lessons in Buddhist retreats in Austria and California.
October 26, 2007
The film is directed with humor and a sense of openness that is quite Zen-like.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2007
Despite the film's repeated exhortations that humans need to be more humble about who is cooking whom, the broccoli continues to seem inert.
August 18, 2007
Tasteful in more ways than one, mischievous and charming docu How to Cook Your Life serves up a heapin' helping of Zen.