Sep 14, 2010

Deck Review- Epicurean Tarot Recipe Cards

I have an absolute treasure to share today, a fabulous deck that "delights the palate and enriches the soul"... I introduce the Epicurean Tarot Recipe Cards by Corrine Kenner...This remarkable collection of seventy eight, beautifully illustrated cards combine the classic images from the Universal Waite Tarot with scrumptious, mouth watering recipes that capture the pure essence of each and every tarot card. 

Packaged in an over sized box (5" x 7") for display in the kitchen, these are superb cards with a brief explanation of the tarot card imagery...alongside you will find a delicious and quite detailed recipe which comes complete list of all necessary ingredients to complete the dish.  There is a LWB (large white book, in this case) that comes with this set and wonderfully details the tradition of tarot cooking and explanations for each tarot card in the deck. There's even ways to use these gorgeous cards in a spread called the Cook's Cross, a variation on the Celtic Cross Spread and a three card, meal planning spread.

The Major Arcana of twenty two cards from the Fool to the World inspire such dishes as The Magician's Four Suit Stir Fry to The Hanged Man's Upside Down cake. The  fifty six Minor Arcana cards  are divided into the four suits...Wands (fire) inspires spicy and hot dishes; the Cups (water) stimulate the palate with ingredients such as seafood and fresh fruit; the Swords (air) spark a more literal context as in chopping, cutting and dicing and Pentacles (earth) features wholesome and hearty dishes like home grown vegetables and savory meats. Some of the cards include recipes like the Two of Sword's Dill pickles, the Nine of Wand's Standing Ribs, the Page of Cups Shrimp Cocktail and the Five of Pentacles Baked Beans.

Corrine Kenner who's work on the tarot is widely published, and her classes and workshops are perennial favorites among students in the Midwest. Corrine is a certified tarot master, and she holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from California State University, Long Beach.  Corrine Kenner did a fantastic job on this deck and I have to say it would be an excellent gift for the cook who has everything or just a wonderful gift idea for the tarot lover...a true "must have!"

US Games Systems
ISBN: 1-57281-254-0
Size: 5" x 7"
Artist: Written by Corrine Kenner

Images used with the permission of US Games Systems

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