Weave magic into every day with seasonal cooking and craft designed for each solstice, equinox, and halfway point in between!
In The Spirited Kitchen, practicing witchcraft means nurturing a relationship with the seasons and drawing on ancestral roots to find magic in small details.
From the Halloween festivities of Samhain to Midsummer celebrations and the return autumn at Harvest Home, witch and animist Carmen Spagnola will be your guide through the modern pagan Wheel of the Year.
Here, you’ll learn to channel folk magic into every ingredient, feast, and centerpiece. In winter, Cranberry Custard Tarts encourage health and well-being; in spring, Deep Dish Nettle Quiche ushers in resilience after cold months; and Calendula Chicken embodies the abundance of summer. Along the way, ritual crafts like Salt Spells, Witches Ladders, and Corn Dollies set the scene with extra symbolism.
Complete with stunning photographs, tips on foraging, and a glossary of spirited symbols and ingredients, this book is an enchanting guide to seasonal magic.
About the author
Carmen Spagnola is a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef turned trauma recovery practitioner and clinical hypnotherapist. The founder of The Numinous Network and The Numinous Podcast, she leads seasonal folk magic workshops both online and in-person at her home in British Columbia.
A lively, eclectic, and thoughtful blend of cookbook and ritual calendar infused with the flavor and spirit of the modern neopagan movement.—John Michael Greer, author of The Druid Path and The Occult Book
Carmen is a skilled practitioner, a gifted writer, and a facilitator with a warm heart. The Spirited Kitchen will help nourish your practice through the seasons.—Sarah Faith Gottesdiener, author of the Moon Book: Lunar Magic to Change Your Life
This spellbinding cookbook's message is urgent: If you seek more magic in your daily life, why not try actual magic? You just might find that connectedness that your ancient soul is hungry for.—J.B. MacKinnon, author of The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating
Recipes to warm your belly and animate the soul.—Toko-pa Turner, author of Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home
Carmen Spagnola has cooked us a book full of practices and recipes that nourish soul, body, and home. The Spirited Kitchen is a thoroughly enchanting compendium.—Cyndi Brannen, PhD, author of Keeping Her Keys and Entering Hekate’s Garden
In The Spirited Kitchen, Spagnola has created something truly exceptional. Brimming with seasonal recipes, ritual, folklore, and ancestral magic, this book is a wisewoman’s book of shadows that is sure to re-enchant every aspect of your life with each day of the wheel of the year.—Danielle Blackwood, author of The Twelve Faces of the Goddess and A Lantern in the Dark.