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A first of its kind cookbook that pairs chef-driven seasonal recipes with deep insight into how astrology shapes how we eat—and how to nourish the soul as well as the body—from iconic astrologer Monte Farber and artist Amy Zerner. Food connects us not only to our families, history, and culture, but to the natural world itself—to the seasons and the cycle of life—and thus to A first of its kind cookbook that pairs chef-driven seasonal recipes with deep insight into how astrology shapes how we eat—and how to nourish the soul as well as the body—from iconic astrologer Monte Farber and artist Amy Zerner. Food connects us not only to our families, history, and culture, but to the natural world itself—to the seasons and the cycle of life—and thus to the heavens above. Just as our path around the sun—and through the Zodiac—dictates the seasons, the seasons dictate what will flourish, from the tender greens of early spring to late summer’s lush and impossibly perfect tomatoes. In Signs and Seasons, Monte Farber and Amy Zerner show how this complex dance of the heavens that orders both the zodiac and the seasons is thus intimately connected to our relationship to food—our appetites and our aversions, our style in the kitchen and at the table. The zodiac (from the Greek words kyklos zodiakos, meaning "circle of life") emerged from our agrarian ancestors’ need to chart the growing seasons—from the very necessity of growing food and sustaining life. Drawing on that rich history, Farber and Zerner along with chef John Okas, take home cooks through the four seasons, beginning with the spring equinox, and each of their astrological signs, in over 85 tantalizing seasonal recipes—each one replete with astrological lore, tradition, and magical ingredients—that emphasize both sensual nourishment and psychic satisfaction. Drawing on the cuisine of the Mediterranean, the home of the Greco-Roman cultures that named the planets after their gods, Signs and Seasons guides home cooks in deepening their understanding of: How to eat to for their sign and nourish their soul How to feed friends and loved ones, based on their signs How to balance the preferences and desires of a table of mixed signs How to make meals not only a time of communion with family and friends but also a way to deepen your understanding of your appetite and how it connects you to the Cycle of the Seasons, Nature and the Universe Whether exploring the "Twin Nature" and "Mercurial spirit" of ramps (a spring delicacy well suited to Geminis) in a recipe for ramp pesto or the historical association of saffron with Venus in the recipe for roasted corn orecchiette, Signs and Seasons is the perfect guide for eating in a way that deeply connects us to the natural world. Beautifully photographed by Monte Farber and illustrated by Amy Zerner in her iconic collage style, Signs and Seasons is a one-of-a-kind source of inspiration for astrology enthusiasts and home cooks alike.


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A first of its kind cookbook that pairs chef-driven seasonal recipes with deep insight into how astrology shapes how we eat—and how to nourish the soul as well as the body—from iconic astrologer Monte Farber and artist Amy Zerner. Food connects us not only to our families, history, and culture, but to the natural world itself—to the seasons and the cycle of life—and thus to A first of its kind cookbook that pairs chef-driven seasonal recipes with deep insight into how astrology shapes how we eat—and how to nourish the soul as well as the body—from iconic astrologer Monte Farber and artist Amy Zerner. Food connects us not only to our families, history, and culture, but to the natural world itself—to the seasons and the cycle of life—and thus to the heavens above. Just as our path around the sun—and through the Zodiac—dictates the seasons, the seasons dictate what will flourish, from the tender greens of early spring to late summer’s lush and impossibly perfect tomatoes. In Signs and Seasons, Monte Farber and Amy Zerner show how this complex dance of the heavens that orders both the zodiac and the seasons is thus intimately connected to our relationship to food—our appetites and our aversions, our style in the kitchen and at the table. The zodiac (from the Greek words kyklos zodiakos, meaning "circle of life") emerged from our agrarian ancestors’ need to chart the growing seasons—from the very necessity of growing food and sustaining life. Drawing on that rich history, Farber and Zerner along with chef John Okas, take home cooks through the four seasons, beginning with the spring equinox, and each of their astrological signs, in over 85 tantalizing seasonal recipes—each one replete with astrological lore, tradition, and magical ingredients—that emphasize both sensual nourishment and psychic satisfaction. Drawing on the cuisine of the Mediterranean, the home of the Greco-Roman cultures that named the planets after their gods, Signs and Seasons guides home cooks in deepening their understanding of: How to eat to for their sign and nourish their soul How to feed friends and loved ones, based on their signs How to balance the preferences and desires of a table of mixed signs How to make meals not only a time of communion with family and friends but also a way to deepen your understanding of your appetite and how it connects you to the Cycle of the Seasons, Nature and the Universe Whether exploring the "Twin Nature" and "Mercurial spirit" of ramps (a spring delicacy well suited to Geminis) in a recipe for ramp pesto or the historical association of saffron with Venus in the recipe for roasted corn orecchiette, Signs and Seasons is the perfect guide for eating in a way that deeply connects us to the natural world. Beautifully photographed by Monte Farber and illustrated by Amy Zerner in her iconic collage style, Signs and Seasons is a one-of-a-kind source of inspiration for astrology enthusiasts and home cooks alike.

38 review for Signs and Seasons: An Astrology Cookbook

  1. 4 out of 5

    Deb

    Review Excerpts: "The section of "How Each Sign Eats, Cooks and Entertains" was most interesting to me and I agreed with much, but not all of the information for my sign. Libra foods were listed as apples, walnuts, scallops, fennel, capers, pomegranate, broccoli, and oats. For me they got the apples, fennel, and capers totally right--these are foods I love and crave. I find walnuts, pomegranate, and oats less crave-worthy and I like broccoli, but it doesn't like me--unless it is pureed in a soup, Review Excerpts: "The section of "How Each Sign Eats, Cooks and Entertains" was most interesting to me and I agreed with much, but not all of the information for my sign. Libra foods were listed as apples, walnuts, scallops, fennel, capers, pomegranate, broccoli, and oats. For me they got the apples, fennel, and capers totally right--these are foods I love and crave. I find walnuts, pomegranate, and oats less crave-worthy and I like broccoli, but it doesn't like me--unless it is pureed in a soup, it gives me terrible stomach cramps. Scallops are OK--I prefer fish, crab and shrimp to them and generally don't order or cook them much. The Herbs for Libra are vanilla and cinnamon--both big favorites of mine and I won't argue with the Personal Qualities: "artistic, refined, poised, intelligent, tactful." Hah! ;-) The book goes on to mention Libra's difficulties in deciding what to eat--totally true for me--I want all the food, and that eating is an art and Libras want what they eat to be "absolutely garden fresh and also look photo ready." Guilty--especially since I started food blogging. They also got right "simple meals with an elegant, gourmet flare" and not liking food too spicy or too bland--I like some spice but I want to taste my food more than feel the burn. I didn't agree as much with needing a partner to help make entertaining decisions or that my "indecision, vacillation, and a lack of sensible, consistent reference points will cause delays" when entertaining--I get my Libra indecision out in the beginning and it isn't something I let my guests see or something that delays me in feeding people on time. Still, overall it was a fairly accurate portrait of my personality and entertaining to read." and "All in all, I think Signs and Seasons is a unique and fun cookbook for astrology buffs, those who like to entertain, and those looking for something different for their cookbook collections. I was only able to cook one dish (made up of two recipes) so far and it was quite good in flavor and simple enough to follow. The recipes were created by a chef and the ones I looked at seem clearly written and accessible to someone with some basic cooking skills. The recipes don't have a lot of steps or difficult-to-find ingredients and I would say that while they lean to the healthier side of eating, there are also more decadent dishes mixed in. Vegetarians and fish eaters can get by with this book as there are a good amount of meat-free options in the over 95 recipes and there are meat and poultry options to please carnivores. Unless you have a heavy interest in astrology and/or entertaining and feeding people through their signs is something that really calls to you, Signs and Seasons may be better as a cookbook that you check out of the library to read and consider or use for an event or two. For me it's not a book that I will be pulling out a lot, but I do plan to share it with a (Virgo) foodie friend to jointly put together a dinner party for a small group. I think it will be fun to try and a good way to shake up the normal party routine this summer." You can see my full review , plus a Libra recipe from the book that I tried on my blog post here: http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/20... Note: A review copy of "Signs & Seasons" was provided to me by the publisher Harper Collins and TLC Book Tours. I was not compensated for this review and as always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Audra (Unabridged Chick)

    "Finished". A fine enough cookbook -- the astrological/food associations were actually quite fun and weirdly on mark (for me and my circle) -- but disappointingly, recipes were only offered for signs during their season, which meant my wintry Aquarius wife had no summer-y recipes to try out. I would have loved it if they offered astrologically-inspired recipes for each sign for the whole year. The recipes are good but omg, the food photography is appalling. So 1960s -- poorly styled, unappealing "Finished". A fine enough cookbook -- the astrological/food associations were actually quite fun and weirdly on mark (for me and my circle) -- but disappointingly, recipes were only offered for signs during their season, which meant my wintry Aquarius wife had no summer-y recipes to try out. I would have loved it if they offered astrologically-inspired recipes for each sign for the whole year. The recipes are good but omg, the food photography is appalling. So 1960s -- poorly styled, unappealing color, very unappetizing. Longer review to come.

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