Practically Pagan

An Alternative Guide to...

COOKING

Publication 29th May 2020/Rachel Patterson/Kitchen Witch
 
A book to take you through the seasons. Cooking with produce when it is at its best (and cheapest). Recipes for all, with menu ideas to reflect the energy of each month of the year. Family style, no fuss cooking to nourish the body, spirit and soul.
12 sections with recipes for each month to reflect the product that is in season, which include; meat main, vegetarian/vegan main, soups, standard and vegan desserts, bread and of course...cake; both standard and vegan cake options.
 
Reviews:
5 out of 5 stars...I'm reading an advanced copy of Rachel's new book 'Practically Pagan - An Alternative Guide to Cooking' right now. Even though I'm not Pagan, I'm really enjoying it. My practice as a gnostic can benefit. I'll be slowly working my way through your book this week but I can already tell it's fantastic. Thank you Rachel, Moon Books and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to review it.
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Very interesting approach to cooking. The chapters are set up by months and indicate what produce is generally available at that time.
Several of the recipes sounded great and I made Chana and Spinach Curry. It contained easy to find ingredients (most I had at home) and it was easy to make. Very good and will be a nice addition to my menu rotation
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5 out of 5 stars. Besides reading, my other main interest is cooking. Although there are no pictures in this recipe book, it didn't really matter to me. I enjoyed reading the comments as to what Rachel Patterson thought about each recipe. Whether it was a favourite or as to why she had slightly varied a recipe. Several of the recipes i'm already familiar with, having cooked them over the years. I've not had bacon roly poly for years, but the idea of baking rather than steaming, now has me wanting to try. The chocolate puddle pudding is something that i aim to make soon, as well as the Florentine rice tart. There are not many recipes containing meat, but then i don't eat as much meat as i used to. Whether one is Pagan or not (I'm not), this recipe book is worth a read.
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Absolutely brilliant book, love the recipes in her. Rachael's books are some of the very best I have ever read, I'm proud to say I own all of them and have read them all more than once... this is one that is going to join that list!
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I was beyond excited for this book and it didn't disappoint. I have been wanting to learn more about using seasonal produce. This book is full of great recipes, all using what's in season. It's so much more though. It's a great addition to any kitchen witch's shelf.
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Kitchen witch Rachel Patterson shows with this book that everybody can embrace paganism in their cooking and makes it quite accessible. She cuts it into twelve chapters corresponding to the twelve months of the year. Besides talking about some of the pagan and Wiccan holidays celebrated in those months and intentions to keep in mind, she lists different vegetables and fruits that are harvestable in that time and could be used in the many recipes throughout the book...........I would absolutely recommend this book to others who are into cooking following the natural cycles of the earth, as well as to other pagans..
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Absolutely brilliant book, love the recipes in her. Rachael's books are some of the very best I have ever read, I'm proud to say I own all of them and have read them all more than once... this is one that is going to join that list!
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5 Star Rating: Rachel Patterson is my favorite author! This book does not disappoint. Made the Indian Fry Bread today. Absolutely awesome!! Thanks Rachel for another superb book.
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5 Star rating: I have a few of Rachel’s books and this one is equally as wonderful as the others. It is filled with delicious recipes that are based on what is in season ( including yummy cakes, cookies and biscuits) and I already have my eye on a couple of recipes to tickle the tastebuds!
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5 Star rating: A wonderful selection of recipes, taking you through each month, discussing seasonal ingredients. Rachel has made all the recipes, she explains the methods simply and with humour, her style encourages you to try something different, it almost feels as if she is in the kitchen with you.
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5 Star rating: If you are familiar with Rachel Patterson and her books, you will know that cooking is a big part of her life. She has put her experience as a witch, author, and cook together to write this fabulous cookbook that is filled with recipes of all kinds. This cookbook different than others in that she begins by discussing various concerns many of us have, such as ethical cooking, foraging, using herbs, and several others. And perhaps the most useful aspect of the organization of this book is that she has arranged the recipes by month, and consequently season. For Pagans and other nature-based cooks, this is particularly useful for preparing meals around various times of the year. The recipes are easy to follow and are so varied. Many of the recipes have a vegan option, and the recipes are easy to prepare, which is important for most of us who are busy working and caring for our families. I haven't yet tried all the recipes, but two of my favorites are the lemon thyme cookies and the caramel swirl cake, which are the pictures I've shared. If you are looking for inspiration to cook more seasonally, bake for rituals, or just need some great recipes, this is the cookbook for you!
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5 Star rating: Another fantastic book from Rachel Patterson. The recipes all look and sound amazing, she has included some vegan and gluten free recipes, and many of the other recipes have suggestions for adapting them to either diet should you need to. There are no fancy expensive ingredients, these are all favourite recipes that Rachel cooks for her own family. I have tried a couple so far and they are delicious, my only problem is deciding what to cook next! Whether you are pagan or not, and whatever your diet, this cook book will become a firm favourite.
 
 
 
 

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