The Kitchen Witch Handbook Book Review

The Kitchen Witch Handbook Book Review

Title: The Kitchen Witch Handbook: Wisdom, Recipes, and Potions for Everyday Magic at Home
Author: Aurora Kane
Published: September 5, 2023, Wellfleet Press
No. of Pages: 192
Cover Price: $19.99 Hardcover, $9.99 Kindle

Assuming that The Kitchen Witch Handbook: Wisdom, Recipes, and Potions for Everyday Magic at Home was a cute book filled with kitchen hints and wisdom that every cook could use, I was stunned to find that the book is actually one that assumes belief in witchcraft, and that certain foods and ingredients have supernatural powers and can be used in dishes with magical effects. The book covers the holidays that are celebrated by witches, and includes a few dishes to serve over the seasons.

This is actually a self help book for witches and has hints and information on well-being, as well as symbolism of kitchen equipment and certain herbs and other plants used in the kitchen. The author has added clever names to the recipes, and the prose is well-written. However, there is nothing to convince anyone who doesn’t believe in witchcraft to change their minds.

All told, this is one of those highly specialized books that will not be something anyone but someone identifying as a witch would benefit from. There are cute and colorful illustrations, but no photographs of any of the dishes; there are only a few recipes, some that sound good, but none that will blow anyone away.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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