Tarot by the Mouthful Theresa Reed and Kyle Cherek

Kyle is a foodie who loves Tarot. Theresa is a Tarot reader who loves food. 

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 every Sunday for a new installment — and get ready to sip, slurp, crunch and savor your way through the entire Tarot deck! 

This week: Knight of Pentacles

Tarot by the Mouthful - Knight of Pentacles

Knight of Pentacles – The Knight of Pentacles is secure, grounded, and down to earth.  He’s also practical to the core. In fact, if you notice, he’s the only Knight who is not moving. That’s because he likes to survey the land carefully before making his move.  He prefers efficiency and results over action for the sake of action.  This card can symbolize a young male who is reliable and earthy.  Or this can be advising you to take a slow, methodical approach.

Kyle – Getting to the center

What does it mean to be a student of a craft?  To shape something, but also allow yourself to be truly formed by the experience of the thing you are working on.

Too often we go to work, do the job, have the experience, but not really soak it in. We don’t really work in concert with it, so that it is almost symbiotic by the end.

The grounded, the non-egocentric, those that understand the Zen saying “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.  After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water” seem to operate in this space.

The Knight of Pentacles is a prickly card, in that it’s energy is one that is attractive, strong, centered, attentive and calm. It seems ever so obvious to emulate, but those that have it, have it as a way be being, not as something to strive for.  This chef, Patrick McCormick, who I recently interviewed for my Chef Talk with Kyle Cherek series, walks and talks with the energy of the card.

Theresa – A Knight in Shiny Armor

When I think of the Knight of Pentacles, I think of someone who is in touch with the earth. Someone who is practical, grounded, “earthy” by nature.  A nature boy perhaps.

For me, the chef who embodies those characteristics is Jamie Oliver, a British chef who specializes in healthy fare.  He’s led a crusade to get people eating better and to get nutritious meals served at schools.  An advocate of gardening, herbs, and home cooking, this guy is leading a true food revolution.

Take a listen to his passionate TED talk about food and you’ll be inspired to hit the garden and change your diet too:

I love his cooking videos – they are SO easy to follow and make cooking a snap for even total beginners:

If you are looking for inspiration to eat like a king but a healthy one, then Jamie Oliver is your Knight in Shiny Armor.

Knight of Pentacles - Jamie Oliver

I have a ton of Jamie Oliver books.  My faves:

Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals

Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food: The Ultimate Weekend Cookbook

Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life

The Naked Chef

Bon Appetit!

Theresa and Kyle

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2016

photos from personal collection and Jessica Kaminski

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