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A Cook's Notebook: The Hungry Ghosts

From: Ali Berlow
Series: A Cook's Notebook
Length: 03:20

Buddhism and baking bread

Default-piece-image-2 The series 'A Cook's Notebook' is a weekly segment that airs on WAMC. The pieces drop into all kinds of programming including ME, WESAT, WESUN and D2D. PROMOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST and can read something like: I'm Ali Berlow - join me for A Cook's Notebook - reflections on food and cooking in our kitchens and in our lives...

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Piece Description

The series 'A Cook's Notebook' is a weekly segment that airs on WAMC. The pieces drop into all kinds of programming including ME, WESAT, WESUN and D2D. PROMOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST and can read something like: I'm Ali Berlow - join me for A Cook's Notebook - reflections on food and cooking in our kitchens and in our lives...

Broadcast History

'A Cook's Notebook: The Hungry Ghosts' aired on WCAI, WNAN and WZAI on Nov. 30, '05

Transcript

In Buddhism there?s a spirit realm known as the Hungry Ghosts and they?re considered to be the spirits of insatiable desire. These lost souls are starving (both literally and spiritually) and search in vain for sensual fulfillment. They try to satisfy their hunger + emptiness with things they genuinely don?t need and so they?re never gratified. They?re depicted as fat, bloated tear-dropped shaped creatures with bulging eyes, thin tiny necks and pinhole sized mouths that nothing can pass through. Some Buddhist cultures hold yearly festivals to release the Hungry Ghosts from their hell so they can wander the earth to seek food.

Given all this isolation and despair ? it?s somewhat disconcerting why the owners of a bakery in Northhampton, Massachusetts ? Cheryl and Jonathan - named their business after these miserable spirits. But Jonathan explained it with a smile ?It?s because the Hungr...
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