Transform the mundane chore of preparing a meal into a magickal act of healing, manifesting, and creating. This guide elevates the way you cook and prepare meals, and it presents a wide variety of correspondences, techniques, and recipes for every ingredient in your kitchen. Organized by food type, you'll learn the magickal ins and outs of:
Wheats and Flours • Beans and Lentils • Nuts and Seeds • Oils and Vinegars • Sweets • Spices and Herbs • Vegetables • Fruits • Dairy and Eggs • Drinks • Gluten-free Meals
Laurel Woodward shares the magick of everyday things, revealing how each task can be like a ritual of creation. You'll enjoy recipes for the seasons, special oil and seasoning blends, and other clever ways to make any ingredient into a magical tool.
"Kitchen Witchery is a fabulous mix of practical knowledge and magical application which invites you to step into your kitchen with mindfulness and purpose. Sometimes a wooden spoon can be as powerful as a wand!"—Deborah Blake, author ofThe Little Book of Cat Magic
"It is the little things that give life its finest texture. The gloss of ripe fruit. The reassurance of a basketful of wholesome vegetables. The fragrance of a mushroom. The warm love that goes into a wholesome meal. Laurel has here delved into the subtle enchantment of those things we all encounter daily; the food we eat, leading us to see food not just as energy, but a path."—Cliff Seruntine, permaculturist, shaman, and author of The Wildwood Way and Seasons of the Sacred Earth
"What an inspiring and informative read, offering us an opportunity to revive a nature-based and natural perspective to what has become another chore for living: cooking. This work is a beautiful weaving of physical, mindful, and spiritual knowledge and teachings that we may use to enrich our own lives, the lives of those we care for, and the natural world."—Daphne Seruntine, herbalist specializing in primitive food storage, preparation and usage
"Far more than a recipe book, (though it is packed full of wonderful recipes), Kitchen Witchery encourages magical mindfulness of the nutrition we put into our bodies. In a world where instant gratification and fast food are the norm, Laurel Woodward provides a resource that helps us to consider the source, energy, and impact of what we consume, including magical correspondences for ingredients. Food is fundamental to our existence and with the knowledge provided in Kitchen Witchery at our disposal we can build a strong and healthy foundation for life by cooking with intent, wisdom, and power."—Emily Carding, author of Faery Craft and So Potent Art: The Magic of Shakespeare