The Witch's Feast: A History of Kitchen Witchcraft

Join Melissa Madara for a look at the meandering and curious history of kitchen magic in European witchcraft. We will trace a lineage of culinary craft from the ancient world to the present, seeking out the tools and techniques kitchen witchcraft as we go. Come learn about the earliest of recorded recipes, the bread feasts of ancient Rome, blessed pastries of the Renaissance, planetary magic with ingredients, and much, much, more!


Melissa Madara is a witch, storyteller, botanist, and co-owner at Catland Books. Their work deals with the healing power of myth, divination, and immersion in the natural world. They are a teacher at Catland Books and numerous other metaphysical spaces in NYC, and are available for herbal consultations, tarot, and magical coaching by appointment. Find their interviews in the New York Times, Vice, Broadly, Teen Vogue, or Refinery 29, or see Melissa's published works in Fiddler's Green, Venefica Magazine, or their upcoming book, The Witch's Feast (October 2021).