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The Witch's Feast: A Kitchen Grimoire

The Witch's Feast: A Kitchen Grimoire

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A decadent collection of magical dishes and feasts created by the herbalist, witch, chef and co-owner of Catland Books, Melissa Madara.

The feast is a meeting place between family and friends, between humans and gods.

This decadent collection of enchanting dishes is an indispensable companion to kitchen witchcraft, revealing the storied history and seductive art of magical cooking. With witch, herbalist and chef Melissa Jayne Madara as your guide, explore five facets of the occult through food: traditional recipes, the wheel of the zodiac, devotional meals to the planets, seasonal feasts to celebrate solstices and equinoxes, and practical spellwork.

Recreate a pagan feast of lamb roasted with milk and honey, with cheesecake baked in fig leaves for dessert.

Celebrate a Gemini birthday with herbed fondue, followed by lemongrass pavlova.

Align with the poetic pleasures of Venus with edible flower dumplings, or commune with Saturn over blackberry pulled pork sandwiches.

Enjoy the vibrancy of the spring equinox with herb and allium quiche with a potato crust, radish salad with cherry blossom vinaigrette and jasmine tea shortbread.

Share an evening of storytelling over mugwort and catnip divination tea, or embody an otherworldly spirit with ritual bread masks.

Packed with ancient knowledge, practical advice and witchcraft expertise, this book will help you develop your craft through culinary creativity. Gather, share, and rediscover the most fundamental of human rituals: the divine indulgence of the senses and the soul.

Author: Melissa Madara
Publisher: Nourish
Published: 12/14/2021
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.95lbs
Size: 10.10h x 7.80w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781848994034

About the Author
Melissa Madara is a witch, herbalist, storyteller, activist and chef. They are a co-owner at Catland Books, Brooklyn's most famous occult shop, and Catlands educational courtyard garden, which features an array of medicinal, magical, and poisonous plants. They are also the editrix at Venefica Magazine, a radical arts & occulture journal. Their work as a chef since graduating from New York's The Natural Gourmet has run the gamut from traditional french pastry to health-focused meal planning. Melissa has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Refinery29 and many other media outlets for their work as a witch. Their writing has been published in Venefica Magazine, Susie Magazine and Fiddler's Green. Their work on kitchen witchcraft has been featured in Vice.

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