Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Over the Counter #400

What book caught my eye this week as it passed over the library counter and under my scanner? An interesting inspiration for the question of what to cook tonight for dinner....

Signs and Seasons: An Astrology Cookbook by Monte Farber and Amy Zerber.

From the publisher, HarperElixir:

"Discover how to eat for your sign and nourish your soul in Signs and Seasons, the one-of-a-kind cookbook that pairs chef-driven seasonal recipes with deep insight into how astrology shapes our appetites, from iconic astrologer Monte Farber and artist Amy Zerner.

Food connects us to our families, history, culture, and to the natural world itself—to the seasons and the cycle of life. 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 impossible perfect tomatoes.

In Signs and Seasons, Farber and Zerner—along with chef John Okas—take home cooks through the four seasons and each of their astrological signs in over 95 tantalizing seasonal recipes that include starters; meat, seafood, and vegetarian mains; sides; and desserts for each sign.

Inspired by the cuisine of the Mediterranean, home of the Greco-Roman cultures that named the planets after their gods, Signs and Seasons teaches you how to:

·         Feed friends and loved ones based on their signs and the season
·         Deepen your understanding of Nature and the Universe
·         Discover how astrology shapes our personalities, tastes, and appetites

Signs and Seasons is the perfect guide for eating in a way that emphasizes both sensual nourishment and psychic satisfaction. Beautifully photographed in full color by Monte Farber and illustrated by Amy Zerner, Signs and Seasons is a one-of-a-kind source of inspiration for astrology enthusiasts and home chefs alike."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come to the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But...I can mention them and maybe one of them will catchy your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)


Icewineanne said...

This sounds like a fun book. Always love a new cookbook!
Thanks, i've placed a hold on this at my local branch :)

Dianna said...

Hmmm, this is interesting! I wonder if there's anything to it.

Luanne said...

Excellent Icewineanne - so glad it caught your eye!

Dianna - I wonder too....we should ask Icewineanne after she makes one of the recipes!

Icewineanne said...

It's in transit to my local branch, so I’ll let you know :)