Kitchen Witch: Food, Folklore & Fairytales
Release: March 2022
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-910559-69-7 | $16.99 | €14.99 | £12.99 | 9″x 6″ | 229x152mm | 280pp
eBook: ISBN: 978-1-910559-68-0
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit / Witchcraft
Welcome to a place of great magic – the kitchen!
Magic, superstition, cooking, and food rituals have been intertwined since the beginning of humankind. Kitchen Witch: Food, Folklore & Fairy Tale is an exploration of the history and culture of food, folklore and magic and those skilled in healing and nourishing – herbalists, wise women, cooks, cunning folk and the name many of them would come to bear: witch.
Kitchen Witch is an invitation to see the magic in every corner of your kitchen. With the Kitchen Witch as our guide, we’ll explore food, nature, magic, and transformation. We’ll discover what the name of Kitchen Witch could mean to us in modern interpretations of ancient practices. May this book of stories and ideas show that there’s magic in the mundane, witchcraft within your walls and the Goddess really is in the details.
Within this book you’ll find no recipes, but something cooked up just for you; you’ll find stories – stories of magic, healing, and hearth, of feasts and fasts and fairy tales. Of poisoned apples, bewitching gingerbread, and seeing the future in a teacup…
Discover the fantastic folklore and healing properties of everyday foods: fruits, vegetables, honey, bread and nuts.
Delight in food customs and rituals from ancient Babylon, Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Meet cunning folk, herbalists, ale-wives, beer goddesses and the many faces of the Kitchen Witch through the ages.
Journey through food for every seasonal festival on the Wheel of the Year.
Enjoy fairy and folk tales of witches and saints in Scandinavia, floating apples and snapdragon in England, potato-wolves in Germany, tatty bogles and angels who drink whisky in Scotland, and a rather surprising prevalence of pancakes…
In Sarah’s signature style of weaving together the magical, this exciting new book will touch on a myriad of modalities in a journey lined with folklore, fairytale and much, much food!
PRAISE FOR SARAH ROBINSON
Like a long, deep, beatific exhale, this gentlest book envelops you from the opening page – as soft as it is powerful, as accepting as it is radical – a treatise, toolkit and treasure, for all women who seek to re-member their nature.
Emine Kali Rushton, editor of oh magazine, poetess and holistic practitioner
Another beautiful and instructive book for these weird modern times from Sarah Robinson. A delight to read, Sarah is now a trusted resource in my empowering library.
Alice B. Grist, author of Dirty & Divine and The Book of Tarot
Sarah Robinson has a special talent for taking disparate and complex ancient systems and making them, not only accessible , but making their similarities so glaringly obvious that you wonder why you didn’t see them before.
Gina Martin, Classical Chinese Medicine practitioner, M.S., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac., L.M.T., author of Sisters of the Solstice Moon and Walking the Threads of Time (Books I and II of the When She Wakes series)