Divine Your Dinner: A Cookbook for Using Tarot as Your Guide to Magickal Meals

Courtney McBroom and Melinda Lee Holm. Clarkson Potter, $22.99 (192p) ISBN 978-0-593-23214-9
In this lighthearted debut, tarot reader Holm and chef McBroom invoke a delightful mix of tarot-inspired dishes designed to “integrat[e] purpose into your palate.” Recipes—each of which corresponds to a tarot card—are divided into four “suits,” matching Air, Fire, Water, and Earth energies with common ingredients used in spell books to nurture both the divine and the physical (like juniper berries, frankincense, and chicory root). Home cooks are encouraged to choose their own adventure—either by making a recipe based on a card or by picking an ingredient with “some energy that sounds good” from the “Magickal Ingredient Pantry” and finding its corresponding recipes. The cinnamon and ginger in the Eight of Swords’ chicken tagine can help “open your imagination,” while the Page of Cups’ “sensual” stone fruit cobbler is perfect for ridding oneself of “the residue of heartaches past.” Meals run the gamut from the savory to desserts and drinks, traversing cultures (giant bahn mì, bagna cauda “crudités,” fondue) and conjuring moods (for a little introspection, sip on the pomegranate julep), all while offering dashes of positive wisdom along the way. Even if readers aren’t converted, there’s lots to appreciate in this entertaining collection. Agent: Eve Attermann, WME. (Sept.)
Reviewed on : 07/30/2021
Release date: 08/31/2021
Genre: Lifestyle
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