Thursday, 11 June 2015

Review: A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Food

Rachel Patterson's books just get better and better. I am frequently dipping into her earlier books - especially Grimoire of a Kitchen Witch, for ideas for spells and seasonal magic, and A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Plants and Herbs as a reference book for botanical correspondences.

Her latest booksA Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Food,due to reach shops at the end of this month, is my favourite yet. In my opinion it seems to get to the core of what kitchen witchcraft ought to be about - creating magic through cooking, both with the ingredients used and ways of preparing it.

The introduction says: "Food is magical, not just because of the amazing tastes, flavours and aromas, but also for the magical properties it holds. The magic starts with the choice of food to use and it can then be added in while you are preparing and cooking, then the magic unfolds as people enjoy your food. Dishes can be created for specific intents, moon phases, and rituals; to celebrate sabbats or just to bring the magic into your family meal. Many food ingredients can also be used very successfully in magical workings in the form of offerings, medicine pouches, witches’ bottles and poppets."

That passage pretty much sums up what the book offers. It is packed full of recipes you can create that not only taste absolutely delicious but will also give you a little magical help to get what you want in life. Need some extra luck? Try a cup of heather tea. Have a home-made honey scone with that if you also want to boost your magical powers or some gingerbread if you could do with more prosperity. None of the recipes seem overly complicated either, which  gets my approval as I prefer eating to cooking.

A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Foodis published by Moon Books and can be ordered via Amazon.

Rachel Patterson runs the Kitchen Witch School of Natural Witchcraft, which offers a whole range of online courses. You can also join in Rachel's global launch party for A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Foodvia the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/822144264487633/

Links and previous related posts
A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Food
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2013/05/review-grimoire-of-kitchen-witch.html
http://www.kitchenwitchhearth.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/822144264487633/
http://www.moon-books.net/

2 comments:

Jenny Cee said...

Wow, I didn't know that apples could be so powerful! I might have to try the apple and carrot soup. At first, I thought it sounded weird, but I'm always looking to trying new recipes so I might go ahead and give it a try anyway. I wish had apple trees in my backyard, but I have often get impatient with gardening and ending forgetting to water the plants. So I have a black thumb. I'm going to check out the reference links as well.

Badwitch said...

Hope you enjoy it!