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Author Bio

Dana Velden is a Zen priest who lived and studied for 15 years at the San Francisco Zen Center. Dana is the author of Finding Yourself in the Kitchen: Kitchen Meditations and Inspired Recipes from a Mindful Cook (Rodale) , She has been writing for The Kitchn since 2008 and has contributed to "The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women" and "The Kitchn Cookbook. " She lives in Oakland, CA.