Culinary Astrology

Culinary Astrology

Did you know that an Aries would find excitement in boisterous meat parties while Cancerians enjoy foods that are comforting and remind one of home? That the with-it Leo,loves a posh restaurant favoured by celebs but the Scorpio craves solitude and anonymity?

According to astrologers, the zodiac can help you woo your lover. So whether you are planning a dinner out or cooking up a meal from scratch this Valentine’s Day tap into some age-old astrology insights to make it even more special!

Here is a handy guide from us with an astrological profiling of ingredients, flavour and cuisine preferences based on Zodiac Signs to help you create a culinary experience with a difference. Cook a meal based on their likes or create an experience that matchesboth your preferences. Make things interesting…After all, you are what you eat.

Aries (March 21st-April 19th)

Those born under this first sign in the Zodiac tend to be boisterous and loud. Aries rules iron and fire which translates into a passion for red meat, spice, barbecues, grills and the like. A crackling flame cooked, chilli infused marinated meat, would be just the thing for an Arian. Try CarribeanJerk chicken’s with our Jerk Seasoning. One of the tastiest spiciest dishes in the world aromatic with Jamaican allspice, cloves, cinnamon, zinged up with a couple of fiery Scotch Bonnet peppers into a grill that packs a serious kick. Cool it off with flatbreads and yogurt dip or enhance the burn with a ginger laced rice!

Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)

Sophisticated, elegant, refined. These are the traits that best define the palate of a Taurus. They know their way around wine and luxury ingredients like truffles, foiegras, etc and detest a mess of numerous flavours. They are best pleased with sensuous meals that so we recommend you put together a platter of some of our lovely meats, Prociutto, Black forrest Ham, Mortadella, match it to a fabulous wine and end with a decadent chocolate dessert.

Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)

Always up and about, Gemini are best pleased with food in small portions like tapas or meals on the go like sandwiches, wraps, etc. So a heavy, 7course meal is a complete no-no. Instead keep it light and simple with a cleverly put together selection of beautifully matched canapes in unusual flavour combinations and textures, little morsel od fruit and cheese combinations, salty meats rolled around sweet melon or pears, innovative dips and chip combinations, we recommend quiche shells filled with smoked salmon and capers.

Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)

Cancerians tend to be moody with frequent nostalgia trips to the ‘good old days’. So call up his/her mom and re-create that feeling of comfort again with a rustic, home-cooked meal. So refrain from taking them to modern glass and steel restaurants. Instead take them to an old college haunt, an inn or a home-stay. And at home they will be happiest digging into a slow simmered casserole or cheese enriches lasagne.

Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)

Those born under the Leo sign seek refinement in food like Taurus and Capricorn. However, just an expensive meal won’t do for a Leo seeking a special night to remember. Focus on the ambience, music, accompaniments, a surprise element along with an extravagant meal to please a Leo looking to create memories. May we suggest a 3 course Italian mean with an antipasti platter, pasta and Tiramisu for dessert.

Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)

Health conscious and persistently so, Virgos can be picky eaters. Include a lot of fresh, organic fruits, vegetables nuts, grains and herbs in a meal to suit their taste. Take them out to a reputed sushi bar for a meal they would truly appreciate. Or lay an Mediterranean mezze with an array of salads, yogurt dips, breads and finger foods that you can feed each other while you watch a romatic movie.

Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)

A leisurely yet tasteful meal with delicate finger foods suit the Librans refined palate. Take them out to a traditional high tea or indulge them with pretty and luxurious confections to win their approval. Pick from an array of chocolates and candied confections on our shelves to sweeten the evening.

Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)

When dining out with Scorpio, ask for a good table with privacy or better yet a private room. Stay away from noisy, overcrowded places. Known to be the sign of steakhouses, sample different types of meats and the wines they go with. A Korean meal of meats barbecues at your table would be ideal, shared in the intimacy of your home or in a private dining area of your local Korean restaurant.

Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)

Globetrotters at heart with an international palate, Sagittarians are adventurous eaters always looking for a new dish to try. They are all about variety, bounty and travel. Take them out on a food trail of the city in search of the perfect version of their favourite dish or attend food festivals of their preferred cuisine. Or lay a table with different dishes from around the world and take them on a food safari!

Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th)

Possessing an acute financial sense, a Capricorn is not a fussy eater but looks at food from the Value for Money angle. Yet when they splurge on food, they expect it to be special in the sense that it should carry social prominence or historical relevance. An elaborate Italian meal is ideal with all the frills and fancies is ideal!

Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)

Aquarians love food that has a techy side and like to stay updated on the latest trends. This applies to their food as well. Inquisitive by nature, they can also be unconventional. Take them to a molecular gastronomy restaurant and watch them squeal with delight at each innovative dish. Experimentwith unusual ingredients like jellyfish, edible flowers, flavoured salts, single flora honey, quail eggs, naga chillies and other Haute ingredients for a special meal for them!

Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)

With a dispositon toward sensitive digestive systems, they seek fresh and light meals. As befits their sigil, the fish, a Piscean would feet most comfortable at a lavish seafood spread overlooking the ocean. Good company, intelligent conversation and delicious food will make them happy. Simmer up a seafood stew or arrange a saefood canape platter for them to win their hearts.

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