Warts and All: Cooks as Witches, Witches as Cooks — Cynthia D. Bertelsen’s Gherkins & Tomatoes

The cauldron , symbol of cooking, food, and nourishment. And of the basest, most primal horrors imaginable, the power of the Dark Arts, magic, and blasphemy. Everyone who’s ever read Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” recalls THE scene, the one with the three witches stirring the pot, chanting. FIRST WITCH: Round about the cauldron go; In the poison’d entrails throw. […]

via Warts and All: Cooks as Witches, Witches as Cooks — Cynthia D. Bertelsen’s Gherkins & Tomatoes

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