How Ripert Became a Buddhist: “I had ten Francs in my…

"I had ten Francs in my pocket and I was at Charles de Gaulle Airport liquidating my money. I was thinking of buying a Playboy and picked it up, ready to buy it. But then I saw a book on Buddhism. I don't know why I was attracted to this book - I didn't know anything about Buddhism! After about ten minutes of debating, I finally ended up with the book in my hands, and that was the beginning of my interest." [Gothamist]For more stories from Eater, go to

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