Mindfulness in Baking: Meditations on Bakes & Calm by Julia Ponsonby

Mindfulness in Baking: Meditations on Bakes & Calm by Julia Ponsonby

Title: Mindfulness in Baking: Meditations on Bakes & Calm
Author: Julia Ponsonby
Publisher:  Leaping Hare Press
Genre:  Cooking, Food & Wine, Health, Mind & Body, Religion & Spirituality
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  146
Date of US Publication:  20 June, 2023
My Rating:  2 Stars

My Thoughts 

I meditate daily, and bake weekly for my family’s and my own nourishment and enjoyment. I’ve baked bread at least once a week since my youngest child was diagnosed with severe food allergies, about 14 years ago. I only started meditating late last year.

I use my hands for kneading - I and over the years, I’ve definitely found mindfulness in my baking process and was hoping to find more in this book.

While a worthwhile cookbook, I’ve been doing most of these suggestions without forethought - I think they’re a fairly natural extension of a consistent baking mindset. 

If you’re completely brand new to baking and mindfulness, I’d borrow this one from the library before buying.

Thank you to Leaping Hare Press and NetGalley for the DRC


Mindfulness in Baking is a delightful insight into how the act of baking is a practical meditation by its very nature. An inspiring author explores what it means to use our hands, why kneading promotes wellbeing, and explores the true and enduring value of eating real food.


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