Publisher: Soulsign Publishing Company Ingraham Press
Release Date: April 2013
A new breed of cookbook that combines personal astrology with a love for preparing and sharing delicious meals. Astrologer and gastronome Joan Porte brings a new, fun twist to cooking by showing anyone who loves to cook how to personalize a menu for your family and friends. Beautiful photographs complement the more than 120 featured recipes organized by zodiac sign. Choose a dish or plan a multi-course meal with selections from: Appetizers, Soups, Pasta, Veggies & Fruit, Meat & Fish, and Dessert for each of the twelve signs. SIGNS OF THE TINES is a heart-warming and mouth-watering invitation to eat in alignment with our stars!
– Adam Gainsburg / Soulsign
“The Perfect Gift with excellent recipes for holidays!” ~BK Walker
The 295-page book with more than 120 recipes is written to celebrate a unique pairing of food and astrology. Discover why:
• Scorpios have a craving for pasta puttanesca
• Librans feel grounded when they dig into a chocolate mousse parfait
• Cancerians stand tall with their bowl of Brunswick stew
• Virgoans set aside their healthy-conscious habits when faced with chocolate raspberry ramekins
• Aquarians respond to the sustainable fish used in Pollock with berry prosecco sauce
• Pisceans beat a common ailment when feasting on quinoa with roasted root veggies.
"These recipes are taken from a number of sources; some are family gems, others I've concocted and tweaked over the years," says author Joan Porte.
The home cook will discover how astrology as a source for new food ideas and new ways to entertain friends. And the astrology enthusiast will discover how cooking can be a new use for astrology as a way to add more meaning to the daily ritual of eating we perform to survive and thrive.
Joan started "playing" with Astrology when she was in grammar school. She always had a fixation with the planets - Pluto being her favorite (surprise she is Scorpio Sun!) Yes, Pluto is still a planet to her! She put her astrology "toys" away when she grew up and went into the "real world," sadly convinced that it was time to do more important things. The universe and her North Node in Sagittarius woke her up in her mid-thirties after which she began an intensive study of Western astrology.
According to Joan, "Modern Man takes for granted the Sun and how its energy propels and sustains life. Moon energy controls the tides yet we ignore the other more personal influences it has on our bodies and lives. We have lost the art of appreciating and reading the stars as messengers from the god and goddess. Humanity has disconnected from its source
and consequently suffers emotionally, spiritually and physically."
"Each person is born with a map - a soul map - that is his or her astrological chart. It is a map through the maze of life that shows the karma we need to balance our soul's desire for a life that leads to enhanced soul growth. I simply read the map - illustrating where you have been and where you are going to make your journey through life less bumpy." With this cook book Joan is combining her astrological knowledge with her lifelong love of cooking in her own inimitable way.
She is the author of the blog Karmic Astrology.
Her other book is Fortyish: Lessons For the Ages From a Baby Boomer.
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October 27 - Introduction at VBT Cafe Blog
October 29 - Reviewed at Immortality & Beyond
October 31- Guest Blogging at Reviews By Dee
November 1 - Guest Blogging at Reading Cubby
November 4 - Reviewed at Slashed Reads
November 6 - Interviewed at KWOD Radio 5:30pm MST
November 6 - Guest Blogging at Lori's Reading Corner
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November 13 - Spotlight at Rose & Beps Blog
November 15 - Reviewed at Frankie Blooding's Blog
November 18 - Reviewed at 4 Covert 2 Overt
November 20 - Reviewed at 3 Partners In Shopping, Nana, Mommy & Sissy Too!
November 22 - Reviewed at Livia Ellis Bookish Writer
November 25 - Spotlight at Brooke Blogs
November 29 - Reviewed at My World
December 2 - Spotlight at Black Lilac Kitty
December 4 - Guest Blogging at Wise Words Book Blogger
December 6 - Interviewed at The Bridge of Deaths
December 9 - Review & Interview at Writers With Books
December 13 - Interviewed at BK Walker Books Etc.
December 16 - Reviewed at Black Coffee, Brown Cow
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November 30 - December 7