Nothing is more ordinary than the kitchen, and yet it is the perfect place to explore who we are and what we are capable of. In Finding Yourself in the Kitchen, Dana Velden asks readers to seek deeper meaning in this space: What are we hungry for and how can we truly nourish that hunger? What vitalizes, challenges, and delights us? What happens when we find ourselves in the kitchen? An extension of her popular Weekend Meditation column on TheKitchn.com, this book offers readers the chance to step back and examine their lives in a more inspired way. Lots of books teach and even inspire you to cook; not many dwell on the kitchen's unique satisfactions and challenges, curiosities and intimacies. Written in thoughtful, memorable prose, Finding Yourself in the Kitchen offers meditation techniques and practical kitchen tips, including approximately 35 of Velden's own favorite recipes. The result is a reading experience that satisfies and nourishes a reader's stomach and spirit. Finding Yourself in the Kitchen will appeal to fans of Tamar Adler's An Everlasting Feast and Alice Waters' The Art of Simple Food, making it the perfect gift for mindful foodies everywhere.