Synopses & Reviews
Organized by type of aphrodisiac, this playful cookbook covers 19 sensual foods, ranging from traditional favorites like oysters and strawberries to lesser-known but just as potent foods such as pine nuts and asparagus. Including histories of aphrodisiacs, couples' anecdotes, and tantalizing photography, this 10th-anniversary edition of this beautiful and innovative cookbook features more than 55 new, couple-tested recipes and a completely revised appendix.
"While the jury's out on which foods, if any, are true aphrodisiacs, the authors contend that 'anyone who has served an elaborate candlelit meal, painstakingly prepared with love, knows the potential power of food.' The newly expanded and revised edition of this 1997 cookbook features a bevy of recipes that may win the heart of that special someone. Ranging from simple Strawberries Drenched in Honeyed Cream to the more elaborate Orange Blossom Panna Cotta and Grilled Vietnamese Gingered Beef Rolls, lovers of all stripes are sure to discover a new favorite. They'll also find winning variations of resilient standbys, such as classic raw oysters dressed up in a sexy Thai Chile Mignonette. Organized by featured ingredient (including chocolate, artichokes, rosemary and even edible flowers), recipes are straightforward, and virtually all the ingredients can be found at a well-stocked grocery (though the authors include sources for rarer ingredients like artisan chocolates and Middle Eastern specialties). Most dishes include comments from couples who tested the recipes, adding to the dishes' allure and fostering the book's romantic sensibility. Highlighted with elegant photography (of models and food, not dishes), this will make a thoughtful gift for couples at any stage of a relationship." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"The creative recipes are clearly explained and use innovative ingredients, [and] the photographs...make the cookbook worth the price." Denise Sloan, cuisine editor, Tahoe Daily Tribune
"To pair food and sex...and present it so cleverly shows [the authors'] instincts are just right." Bob Summer, Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge formed Terrace Partners, a publishing and design firm, in 1996. They've collaborated on many books, including Do It for Less! Parties, Lets Grill, Low-Carb Meals in Minutes, Meat, More Low-Carb Meals in Minutes, and New Tastes from Texas, a companion book to Stephan Pyles PBS series. Martha has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, and the Food Network. She lives in Waco, Texas. Randall lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.