Tarot By The Mouthful
Together, we host Tarot by the Mouthful: a mouthwatering, multi-media culinary tour through the world of Tarot.
Sublime recipes. Soulful stories. Essays, videos, interviews and delicious surprises.
Join us – and get ready to sip, slurp, crunch and savor your way through the entire Tarot deck!
The Fool: what does tarot, David Chang and a soufflé have in common? RISK.
The Magician: how to make magic in the kitchen (hint: get your tools in order).
The High Priestess: intuition in the kitchen (say that ten times fast)
The Empress: the mother of all tarot cards and our favorite recipes from our moms.
The Emperor: what does it mean to be an authority in tarot…or food? I interview Mary Greer and Kyle Cherek.
The Hierophant: mentors, Escoffier and Theresa’s attempt at Chef Ludo Lefebvre’s French omelet.
The Lovers: the chef’s exodus from the garden and ways to spice up your meal with your honey.
The Chariot: you know that this involves a road trip to a drive-in, right?
Strength: baking bread takes some power, yo.
The Hermit: the secret to becoming a great chef (or home cook)? Testing, researching, looking within.
The Wheel of Fortune: working the line, change + the evolution of meals on wheels.
Justice: bad pho and food laws.
The Hanged Man: getting out of the way of the ingredients, sacrifice + blessing the meals.
Death: every exit is an entrance and sacredness on our plates.
Temperance: Kyle and Theresa learn the true secret behind the perfect cocktail from Katie Rose of Goodkind.
The Devil: my addiction was sugar and Aunt Deal was my dealer.
The Tower: talkin’ about a food revolution.
The Star: how I tame + balance my appetite for destruction with some healthy habits.
The Moon: the shadow in the kitchen and things that go munch in the night.
The Sun: the joy that comes from standing in a field of sunflowers and getting kids to eat right.
Judgement: on higher callings.
The World: the world as a woman and expanding our palates, one worldly plate at a time.
Ace of Cups: creating connections through food + learning about love through our first meal.
Two of Cups: partnerships despite simplifying + toasting.
Three of Cups: what happens when three gals blaze through Milwaukee in search of vegan fare? FUN. Feast your eyes on this post.
Four of Cups: no bad parts and avoiding cooking boredom.
Five of Cups: don’t focus on what is gone…look at what is left. Yep, leftovers!
Six of Cups: Kyle + I reminisce about the good old days with caviar and candy.
Seven of Cups: killing your darlings and avoiding the “I don’t know what to cook” dilemma.
Eight of Cups: on walking away and returning home.
Nine of Cups: pleasure is great but pants don’t lie.
Ten of Cups: fatherly advice and food as the cure for cantankerous families.
Page of Cups: a tale of romance and fish.
Knight of Cups: our picks for two chefs who embody the romantic nature of the Knight of Cups – Francis Mallman and Brandon Weeks.
Queen of Cups: the first person to come in mind is local chef Maria Miller, the perfect Queen of Cups.
Ace of Wands: white heat + the spark that changed the world.
Two of Wands: tossing Michelen stars and planning a meal.
Three of Wands: adventure on a plate…or in this case, a skewer.
Four of Wands: celebrating with old traditions and new.
Five of Wands: change + challenge helps us to grow…in the kitchen.
Six of Wands: rewards + victory. Kyle and Theresa talk about food awards and victory gardens.
Seven of Wands: feel the fear and bake bread anyways.
Eight of Wands: are food trends real progress – or just plain faddy?
Nine of Wands: the kitchen is a battleground but we press on, even after we fail.
Ten of Wands: there are no heroes but at the end of a hard day, you can be one.
Page of Wands: remain a student of food, tarot, whatever….always.
Knight of Wands: our picks for chefs who embody the Knight of Wands – Stefano Viglietti and Marco Pierre White.
Queen of Wands: our queen of fire is local pastry chef, Katie Romenesko.
King of Wands: leadership in the kitchen and grilling magic in Watertown.
Ace of Swords: every kitchen needs an Oathkeeper.
Two of Swords: how we feed ourselves in the future could go one of two ways plus kitchen contemplation.
Three of Swords: heartbreaking decisions of a chef plus curing the blues when your favorite restaurant ditches you…with a big bowl of ramen.
Four of Swords: the healing power of Jacques Pepin and why resting matters.
Five of Swords: in the professional kitchen, the Five of Swords can be ruinous. In the home kitchen, it’s genius.
Six of Swords: sometimes we just need to move the heck on.
Seven of Swords: The Belly of Paris and the stealthy home cook.
Eight of Swords: what happens when we let go or decide to free ourselves?
Nine of Swords: when I’m sick, only one thing will do.
Ten of Swords: the biggest kitchen failure, ever.
Page of Swords: Kyle picks chef Joey Dunscombe as the Page of Swords – and I learn how to wield a knife like a pro.
Knight of Swords: Kyle chooses chef Will Borgstrom for the Knight of Swords – and I am officially out of kitchen boot camp.
Queen of Swords: all hail this queen! Kyle picks Peggy Magister of Crazy Water as his Queen of Swords – and I pick Amanda Freitag as mine.
King of Swords: talking with the ultimate King of Swords, knife sharpener Lee Frederick of Sharp Brothers.
Ace of Pentacles: in the culinary world, both cash + gardens are king.
Two of Pentacles: we’re all multitaskers.
Three of Pentacles: hustling and learning.
Four of Pentacles: protecting your secrets and preserving your food.
Five of Pentacles: eating well when you’re broke AF.
Six of Pentacles: keeping the balance and helping the needy.
Seven of Pentacles: hard work and food waste.
Eight of Pentacles: apprenticeship and quality cream puffs.
Nine of Pentacles: doing things on your terms + luxe food pics.
Ten of Pentacles: the real legacy begins at meal time.
Page of Pentacles: keep learning.
Knight of Pentacles: Kyle picks Patrick McCormick and I pick Jamie Oliver.
Queen of Pentacles: only celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli will do.
King of Pentacles: it’s good to be this earthy king.
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And that’s a wrap! We’re done with the whole darn deck. Bon appetit!
Theresa and Kyle
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2016