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Cooking For Zodiac Signs: Astrology Cookbook

Dating a Scorpio, Aquarius or Sagittarius? Is your Pisces girlfriend joining you for lunch? Or maybe your in-laws are coming for dinner and they're a Capricorn and Virgo couple. Then comes the big question, "So what's for dinner?"

According to "Lobster for Leos, Cookies for Capricorns" written by Sabra Ricci, you can make your next luncheon or dinner event a big hit simply by focusing on the Zodiac signs of your guests. This creative astrology cookbook can help you design the perfect meal by tapping into some age-old astrology insights.

Jenny McCarthy is a big fan, she wrote the forward for the book. So let's dive in and take a peek into what makes the perfect astrological stew for all you would-be witches and warlocks out there.

What I Liked About This Book

The first thing that impressed me about this astrology cookbook was the size. It's not one of those giant hardback books with 500 pages that becomes incredibly overwhelming when you go to actually put it to use. This is a nice, compact yet incredibly comprehensive astrology cookbook that gets right to the point. You'll locate all of the signs, food selections and recipes with ease.

The next thing that impressed me was the way Sabra went about choosing the food selections and recipes, which is via the body rulership of each Zodiac sign. For instance, Aries is ruled by the head. So what better way to approach cooking for an Aries than via their mind. Scorpio rules the pelvis, therefore, logically aphrodisiacs are the way to go. Cancer rules the stomach, so it's best not to serve them dishes that can cause embarrassing digestive issues.

Your Zodiac Sign in the Kitchen

Next, Sabra, whom you can find on Twitter @Mauichef and on Facebook at Sabra Ricci, covers a bit about the tendencies of each of the astrological signs in the kitchen:

". . .you have to know that if your Aquarius friend ever wants to have a dinner party, you must volunteer to help. Or maybe you should just take charge. This is not to say that Aquarius doesn't like to entertain and serve a wonderful meal to a wide group of friends. It's just that they can't seem to focus on all those pesky details long enough to make it happen on their own."

So for all of you residing with roommates, live in lovers, husbands and wives, you receive the opportunity to gain insight into their behavior and culinary tendencies in the kitchen. For those of you residing with an Aquarius, now you're on notice (that is, if you haven't already recognized this tendency about them) - you're assistance is needed when it comes to preparation, planning and details.

Your Zodiac Sign As A Guest

The book then moves into the area of guest by zodiac sign:
"You should serve sumptuous dishes prepared for a king, exotic, flavorful dishes anyone would expect to find served at a palace. Be sure to save the head of the table for your Leo guest, where they will be the center of attention. When Leo is truly in his element, he can't help but be gracious and your other guests won't even realize that the limelight isn't focused on them."
To me, this is perhaps the most insightful part as well as the most helpful when entertaining. Throwing a fabulous dinner party can create lots of excitement along with lots of anxiety. Sabra takes all of that anxiety away by exploring what each of the Zodiac signs is like as a guest in your home so that you know what to expect.

Foods By Zodiac Sign

This part was a nice inclusion due to the fact that you can either choose one of the many recipes provided in the book for each sign of the Zodiac or you can pick a few food items recommended for each sign and then simply create your own concoction. So if you're not good at following directions or you don't have all of the ingredients for a recipe on hand and it's a "last minute" type of event, you can easily toss something together using one or more of the recommended food items and still leave a big impression on your guest. You might not have been prepared, but your guest will be none the wiser.

Recipe Suggestions by Zodiac Sign

This is my favorite part. The minute I received a review copy of this book from the publisher, it just so happened that I had a conversation with a Pisces girlfriend that same afternoon about recipes of all things. I decided right there that I wanted to test Sabra's suggestions in the real world. I explained briefly to my Pisces friend that I received an astrological cookbook for review and then threw out two of the suggested recipe titles for the sign of Pisces, "Crab Cakes with Julienned Mango and Red Pepper Aioli" and "Zesty Chile-Cheese Cornbread." I wasn't sure what her response would be because the first recipe sounded a tad "involved." Surprisingly, she didn't hesitate one moment and her immediate response was:
"Wow, that's right up my alley, that's so me!"
So you see, there's something for everyone here. And what may seem like or sound a tad involved to one, is music to another's ears. Which leads me to my next point about the book, another one that I really liked, is that Sabra thought of everything. She doesn't just provide one or two recipes for each sign, she provides many. Some are simple recipes while others are meant to be a big hit outta' the park. So the choice is yours. If you don't feel like necessarily going all out for your guest, you can choose one of the simpler recipes. However, if you're finally dating that Virgo guy you've been gunning for for over a year now and there he is - sitting at your dining room table - you can choose one of the more impressive recipes and hit a home run. And the same goes for other types of guests in your home. If you've got a Scorpio mother-in-law coming over that's stung you recently, you can simply set out a tray of "Triple Ginger Chocolate Shortbread Cookies" and call it a day. However, if you've managed to get through that tough outta shell of hers and she's welcomed you into her inner circle, you can go all out and serve "Asian Honey Chicken Kabobs." And did you notice the cookie mention there? Yes folks, desserts and cookie recipes are included as well.

An Appetizer Preview For You

Aries: Honey Walnut Shrimp
Taurus: Zucchini Bread with Toasted Brazil Nuts
Gemini: Cantaloupe, Tomato and Basil Salad with Feta Cheese
Cancer: Green Tea, Pineapple and Ginger Martini for Two
Leo: Lobster Macaroni and Cheese
Virgo: Grilled New York Strips with Portobello Mushrooms and Horseradish Sauce
Libra: Cranberry Pistachio Scones
Scorpio: Malpeque Oysters with Ginger Mignonette Sauce
Sagittarius: Chocolate Dipped Coconut Biscotti
Capricorn: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Glazed Apples and Cloves
Aquarius: Chicken Katsu
Pisces: Chipotle White Bean Grilled Chicken Chili


I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for review. However, my opinions of this book are not tainted by the fact that it was free. For those of you who may not know, I'm a Taurus female with four planets in the sign of Aries, a woman on the Aries/Taurus cusp. If I don't like something, you'll know.

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Anonymous said...

I'm a Gemini and the recipe listed in the appetizer preview sounds awesome. I'm having a picky Virgo over so I just may have to pick this one up.

Anonymous said...

I picked up a copy of this book and I love it!

Anonymous said...

Im a scorpio...wrong!!!

Anonymous said...

The Leo hates Lobster...

Edward Warner said...

I'm a Cancerian, and I have to admit that martini's are not my favorite, but I may still buy a copy of the book for a friend of mine (Sagittarius who loves anything chocolate!) and regularly gives dinner parties with quirky themes. I can see her loving the idea of cooking for your zodiac sign.

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