Containing 60 pages of recipes per book, each page is printed on high quality, durable, gloss paper.
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VIGOR AND VITALITY
Like all the books in the Astrology Cookbook Series, the recipes in the Aries book are comprised of food ingredients ruled by the sign of Aries. Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and rules the new. Always opening new doors, Aries can find adventure in the creating, preparing, and eating of foods that are new to them. Being the first Fire sign, Aries is attracted to extreme tastes in food: pungent, hot and spicy. Anything grilled, toasted, broiled, or seared becomes Arian and are all Aries favorites. This book is about the Aries sun sign, the Aries eater, the Aries kitchen, and the Aries cook.
The sign of Taurus represents consistency. The Taurus book contains foods and recipes that are familiar and/or cultural favorites. Taurus rules the five senses: taste, smell, sight, feel, sound. Taurus prefers to dine with all the senses comfortably fulfilled. Taurus rules nature, and dining al fresco enhances a meal for them. All the recipes in this book contain ingredients that are specific to the sign of Taurus and are designed for the Taurus chef and the Taurus eater.
VARIETY FOR THE PALETTE
For Gemini, the sign of communications, local connections, and close friends in small informal groups, eating is enhanced by conversation, as the exchange of ideas is the focus of Gemini. Being the sign of versatility, Gemini likes to try different local delicacies from diners, cafes, food carts, food bars, and local restaurants. Discussions are important to Gemini and they can enjoy talking, reading, learning, and teaching about food as much as eating it. This book is aimed for the Gemini sun sign, the Gemini eater, and the Gemini cook. All the recipes include ingredients ruled by Gemini.
The fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancer, rules the stomach and the breasts. The stomach digests the food and the breasts feed. Of the three signs directly related to food, Cancer is number 1. The nurturer of the zodiac, Cancer loves to mother and can be quite creative in the kitchen; an intuitive cook creating tasty and comforting meals. This book contains more about the astrological expression of the sun sign Cancer, the Cancer chef, and the Cancer eater. All recipes include ingredients ruled by Cancer.
FANCY, EXPENSIVE, AND EXCLUSIVE
Leo the sign of King/Queenship is ruled by the sun, which loves the best, wants to have fun, can be generous and tolerant, and loves to shine. Leo will take pains to have, do, and present the best. Enjoying the company of others is a Leo specialty and especially a party-like meal that’s fun. A sign of leadership, Leo will run the kitchen and has a very artistic approach to the cooking, eating, and creating of food.
PLAIN & SIMPLE
The sixth sign of the zodiac, Virgo, is all about preparation, efficiency, and health. All culinary herbs are ruled by Virgo. Whole grains and simple meals are Virgoian. Virgo rules the part of the body that is assimilates the usable energy from our food. It is one of the three food signs. It rules foods that are good for our human maintenance but not as appealing to taste buds. Sugary desserts and pasteries are NOT ruled by Virgo. Green vegetables, culinary herbs and brown grains are. The Virgo chef and eater are quite picky about their food. They have a very detailed specific order to their preparation and presentation of the meal. No food detail is overlooked by Virgo. ‘Be prepared’ is their motto.
Like Gemini, another social sign, Libra likes others to be involved with the creating, preparing, or eating of their meals. The discussion of the meal can be as important as its presentation. Looking good and being pleasing to eat are the main goals of a Libra meal. Flowers, ruled by Libra, are often part of a meal both on the table or edible in the food. A more pleasing and harmonious environment and presentation of the meal means more enjoyment for Libra. All sweet things are ruled by Venus, Libra’s planet of balance. Since today’s balanced meal is considered soup and salad or appetizer with an entrée and dessert, a Libra prefers natural sweets in the form of fruits and can create artistic desserts.
FOODS THAT BITE BACK
All hidden, phallic, and pungent foods and food ingredients are ruled by Scorpio. If a Scorpio invites you for dinner it means you have passed their exacting tests. Scorpio never takes anything lightly or superficially. Their involvement is always deep and intense. If they are foodies it’s all the way for them. Being the ruler of transformation, Scorpio does well with fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi and foods that are hidden or hard to find like mushrooms and truffles, and foods with a sexual shape or connotation, like sausage and oysters. They can bring passion to the creation, preparation, and enjoyment of food.
Sagittarius is a sign of diversity and variety but it’s curiousity extends beyond the local to the foreign: an interest in the foods of other cultures, countries, and areas. Expansion is the nature of Sagittarius. Jupiter, the ruling planet of Sagittarius, is the largest planet in the solar system. This gives Sagittarius a tendency to expand beyond reasonable boundaries with food. But Sagittarius is a sign of action and activity, loves sports and outdoors and can hike, bike, swim, and ride the excess away easily.
The 10th sign of the zodiac rules responsibility. For Capricorn that means the responsibility of eating right which includes eating for strong bones and teeth. Food high in calcium are positive foods for them. Their rulership extends over a large array of vegetables: root vegetables, all beets, dark leafy greens, all mushrooms, and more. Being a traditional conservative, Capricorn likes foods that relate to their personal ancestry. Another leadership sign, Capricorn likes to run things and decide for everyone and runs a very tight ship in the kitchen and at the table. Quality is important to Capricorn.
NEW ADVENTURES IN FOOD
The sign of Aquarius rules new discoveries, preparations, presentations, and ingredients in food. Aquarius rules all modern food and any food prepared according to the whim of the preparer. Any recipe that is changed, upgraded, modernized, or modified is Aquarian. Aquarius rules new trends and fads in foods and diets. Altering food by sphering, foaming, suspending, emulsifying, or stacking is Aquarian. The modern approach to eating.
CATCH OF THE DAY
Watery Neptune, ruler of the sea, is the planet synonymous with Pisces. This gives Pisces rulership over everything from the sea. Pisces also rules water fowl and all white food. Since Pisces is a watery sign, it rules juicy foods, like cucumber and tomato as well as all liquids in general. Pisces has to do with the meditative or no mind state and rules all addicting foods like sugar, alcohol, and coffee. This meditative/intuitive state can give Pisces the ability to visualize creative and beautiful meals.