It’s tradition

The Heart of Zen Cuisine states that “no onion of any kind (or garlic) is used in the Donke-in temple shôjin cooking. This is an ancient tradition.”


What tradition???

The Enlightened Kitchen explains only a little bit more: “Strong smelling vegetables such as leeks, scallions, garlic and onions…are prohibited, as these would disrupt the monks’ training.”

I don’t get it.

Ohhhhhh! Now I understand! It’s just like the whole problem with avocados!

Oh my.

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