Pork Belly Carbonara
For the ChatterRecipe this month I decided to ask food photographer and my friend Iain Bagwell, who also happens to be a Cancer born July 13th, to not only provide us with the image this month, but also with one of his favorite recipes. Funnily enough, Iain also knows food shooter Steve Giralt, our ChatterArtist for this month and they have even shot several jobs together, both side by side in the same studio and simultaneously with Steve in New York and Iain in Atlanta, where he is based.
Chicken Tagine with Carrots, Olives & Preserved Lemons
Chicken Tagine © Matthew Klein
Hot Chocolate Soufflés
The sign of Taurus is fond of the finer things in life, including good food and wine, and the Planet Venus rules the sign of Taurus and Venus is connected with sugar and sweets. So, surprise, surprise, this months’ recipe is a dessert, and a luxurious one at that! And according to Rebecca Franklin, this particular French recipe is a magical, rich and complex confection that perfectly rounds out any meal, it is also really simple to make.
Spinach & Hazelnut Risotto
Roasted Turkey Roulade
As I mentioned earlier in the ChatterQuote, Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the Planet of “excess.” So what might this sign like to eat? Honestly, pretty much anything, and a lot of it! They certainly love their food and wine, but sometimes to the point of excess and gorging gluttony – the Sagittarius will literally eat until they are sick!
Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup with Cheesy-Garlic Croutons
In case you hadn’t noticed, each month’s recipe is not only designed to be delicious, but it is also deliberately tied in with that month’s theme, and more specifically with the Astrological sign that rules over it. So for this month, I asked my teacher for some Scorpio food or ingredient suggestions, and as we talked, it all became very clear.
Libras are often known to have a sweet tooth, so I could have gone with yet another yummy desert this month, but one of Libra’s favorite things to eat happens to be strawberries, so when I found this recipe for Strawberry Scones in one of my Ina Garten “Barefoot Contessa” recipe books, it seemed a perfect fit. She says, “In a world where most scones are like hockey pucks, this (recipe) is light and moist. We use all kinds of fruit fillings, including raisins, fresh cranberries, and dried cherries (yum!). The key to flaky scones (pay attention now) is not to over-blend the butter.”