Cooking for meditation” (as well as sometimes referred to as “meditation for food” or “mindful eating“) is a specific kind of spiritual discipline in which food is employed as an instrument to explore the deeper feelings and thoughts of the individual meditator. By using appropriate techniques, a talented cook can create a meal that is both nourishing and inspiring. There are several classic books on the subject of cooking for meditation that can be used by people new to the techniques. Using appropriate techniques, the cook can also draw upon other sources such as herbs and spices, seasonal produce, and basic cooking tools and ingredients to produce an extremely nutritious, delicious meal. The meditation through cooking emphasizes certain meditative techniques and recipes and these programs are very popular for those who love to cook and are also looking for meditative gains.