Kitchen Religion Cookbooks
BY: SUNANDA DAS
Jul 30, 2014 USA (SUN) Recently I released the first volume of my Kitchen Religion Books quantity cookbook series, with 65 international rice recipes. The response was tremendous, with orders coming from Indonesia, Malaysia, England, New Zealand, and even Dubai. Many bulk orders were placed for temple gift shops also. The BBTI is also discussing its distribution to temples overseas.
Why Every Vaishnava Cook Should Have This Cookbook
If you don't have a copy yet, don't wait any longer. I personally feel every devotee cook should have one and I've listed some of the reasons below. They are not just large quantity cooking cookbooks. They can be used at home and for temple Deities as well. Also below are some initial book reviews.
To order one or more copies for yourself, your temple, a restaurant, as a gift, etc., go to www.kitchenreligionbooks.com. I guarantee your satisfaction. If you live in Canada, contact me directly. Other overseas orders can be made via the website. For bulk orders contact me directly.
1. They provide devotee cooks with a wide variety of quantity cooking recipes (65 international
rice recipes in the first volume) for use at festivals, restaurants, Food for Life, catering, etc.
2. The quantities are for large and small uses (10 - 1,000), so Deity cooks can also get new
recipes to prepare for the Deities.
3. They can be used by devotees at home for the family, Nama Hatta programs, etc.
4. They provide Srila Prabhupada's Kitchen Standards as a training and educational tool
for prospective brahmins/cooks.
5. They offer Cooking Tips and Notes to all levels of devotee cooks for guidance.
6. A General Measurements/Metric Equivalents Chart is included for overseas cooks
(future volume will include the metric measurements with the U.S. measurements).
7. They include quotes from Srila Prabhupada on every page related to food in Krishna
"Thank you very much! It is very nicely and practically presented, with great recipes. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the series."
- Kurma dasa, ISKCON chef and cookbook author
"I just opened it yesterday and found the pages turned easily, the writing was easy to read and I liked the format for recipes and quantities. I immediately sent one to a friend and donor and gave one to my wife for our restaurant. I will definitely buy the next one off the press. Thank you, Prabhuji......."
- Yogindra-vandana das, Temple President, New Talavana
"I had the fortune to directly experience Sunanda Prabhu's devotional cooking skills through the late 80's and the 90's in the many Prasadam distribution programs and festivals that he catered at that time. Needless to say, I was very excited when I found that he was putting together a series of large quantity cooking recipe books, so I got the first one of the series, "The Kitchen Religion - Rice". Presently I am cooking for the Sunday feast and festivals in our ISKCON Naperville Center in the suburbs of Chicago, and for the last two Sundays I have tried two different recipes with beautiful results. The directions and measurements are simple and accurate, so far I tried the recipes for 100 people as well as for 4 people with an equal nice result. I am grateful to Sunanda Prabhu for sharing his knowledge and experience and I am looking forward to the next books in the series. My congratulations and best wishes to Sunanda Prabhu for his wonderful contribution to Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON movement."
- Subal das, Naperville Preaching Center
"Your measuring charts are brilliant – just what was so badly needed."
"The recipes seem wonderful and I am looking forward to making some soon. "
"Your first book on Rice is excellent, I can't wait to see (and use ) the whole set... Please finish."
"Now, because of your effort and dedication, a deity cook or a householder cook could help with a Sunday Feast or festival with confidence."
"Last, and most ecstatically of all, is how you did the increases on a grid with the ingredients. Like WOW prabhu.... stroke of genius there."
"I'm glad your recipes are for small groups of people so I can try out some recipes for the Bhagavad Gita class…..We all look forward to the rest of your cookbooks."
"We have a nice Sunday feast for 100 to 150 devotees. The book is great, I am grateful that you are sharing your knowledge and experience on big quantity cooking."
"I love this cookbook. The recipes are great!"