I was watching an episode of Chef's table from a few days ago. You may even know the episode with Jeong Kwan from Korea. In contrast to all the other Chef's table episodes she is not a 5-star cook, doesn't have a restaurant and doesn't want to attract any attention with her cooking. For her, cooking is a way of getting together, a kind of communication. I found this episode so beautiful & also she as a cook & nun in a Buddhist monastery that I immediately remembered the dishes she prepared in the episode. The temple kitchen there is vegetarian, I think even vegan, although she didn't mention that explicitly. They have a garden there where everything she eats grows. Sauces are produced by themselves & inherited over generations (How curious, right? A 100 year old soy sauce... how fantastic!). The Shiitake has done me the most, because it says that it is the "highest" what the monks eat there. Roasted in soy sauce, sesame oil & water she put it neatly on a parchment paper and served it.... & now you can see my version of the Shiitake.
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