Everything You Need to Know About Making Magic in the Kitchen
In myths and folklore from virtually every culture around the world, food has been associated with magic. And it’s no wonder why—after all, all food originates within the sacred bounty of Mother Earth! Kitchen witchery, also known as “kitchen magic,” “pantry magic,” “culinary wizardry” and other names, is the art of intertwining food and magic. And although this practice may be as old as human history itself, it has seen a resurgence in recent times among the Wiccan and larger Pagan community. Indeed, kitchen witchery is a natural pursuit for Wiccans, Witches and other Pagans who have an affinity for cooking.
Yet this magical art is also practiced by people who don’t practice magic in any other context, and who may not even consider themselves to be Witches or Pagans of any stripe. These cooks simply work with an attitude of reverence for the Earth, intuiting the transformative energies of foods, and using what they have to create nourishing, magically powerful meals in highly creative and individualistic ways.
Best-selling author Lisa Chamberlain’s new book, Kitchen Witchery
, is designed for anyone who is interested in the magical potential of the seemingly ordinary work of preparing and cooking food. While written largely from a Wiccan perspective, the common thread within these pages is simply practical information, useful for anyone from any spiritual background—and any level of cooking ability.
Lisa’s beginner-friendly approach includes sections on working magic in small kitchens and shared kitchens, advice for novice cooks who would like to move beyond peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, and an example kitchen consecration ritual. Chock full of inspiration and ideas for making the most out of the magical energies of your food, Kitchen Witchery
is an excellent read for anyone who would like to incorporate magical practices into their approach to cooking.
Foundations of Kitchen Witchery
Cooking and magic have quite a lot in common. Both involve the use of various ingredients and natural forces to create something new, and both are undertaken to improve the well-being of the practitioner. Most delightfully, both cooking and magic also present infinite possibilities—so much so that even the most experienced chefs and magicians can still learn new tricks, techniques, and ingredients no matter how many years they’ve been practicing. In Kitchen Witchery
, you’ll find plenty of information for the novice and the more experienced culinary magicians alike, including:
- How the magical energies of natural foods operate to help you manifest your goals
- How to choose magically potent foods to incorporate into your practice
- Practical ideas for turning your kitchen into a sacred space and beginning to think like a magician in the culinary arena
- Simple, example recipes with easy-to-follow instructions
- How to make magical all-natural kitchen cleaners from household ingredients
- Tables of correspondence for basic pantry staples, culinary herbs and Elemental energies in the kitchen
By the end of this book, you’ll have a solid foundation of knowledge to begin or enhance your practice of culinary magic. So roll up your sleeves and enjoy making magic in your kitchen with Kitchen Witchery
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