How to Cook Your Life
How to Cook Your Life (2007)

"How to Cook Your Life" is about the art of cooking. Zen priest of cookery, Edward Brown, demonstrates that food means much more than just nutrition and that cooking is a feast of the senses, as well as an act of love and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 6, 2008
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72%
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Diffuse and leisurely as a yoga breathing exercise, the film suffers from dangling digressions, but overall it's fine food for thought.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

If you enjoy time spent in the kitchen, you may find some surprising enlightenment in Brown's observations.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It gives one a good sense of the Zen experience in cooking.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Well-intentioned but lethargic.

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

...a charming but somewhat superficial portrait of Edward Espe Brown, Zen priest and cookbook author.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

An unexpectedly charming and enlightening film.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

What makes her film fascinating is the idea that this calm, centered man may be about to lose his grip.

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