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Old 03-23-2012, 02:05 AM   #1
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Foods of Aphrodite

What are the foods -- true, historic, legendary and bogus -- that enhance or induce love?

The thread's title was written with some care to keep out the riffraff, and while we've accepted that some of them are already longtime members, maybe DC can create a G-rated catalog of such food...


I don't really know why, but I can attest to: chocolate. And it seems to be universal.

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Old 03-23-2012, 02:28 AM   #2
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I'd go for oysters, saffron and watermelon for a desert
but it is all in human mind i beleive :)
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:57 AM   #3
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What are the foods -- true, historic, legendary and bogus -- that enhance or induce love?

The thread's title was written with some care to keep out the riffraff, and while we've accepted that some of them are already longtime members, maybe DC can create a G-rated catalog of such food...


I don't really know why, but I can attest to: chocolate. And it seems to be universal.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:05 AM   #4
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:17 AM   #5
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Book: Foods of Aphrodite ... Written by: Isabel Allende

Fabulous post ... It is ironic that I have this book, in Spanish in my Library of goodies ...

From my point of view, Aphrodisiacs are subjective like wines, or palates, men, women, song and / or art works.

Mine are:

Lobster, simply boiled and a drizzle of melted French butter
Mussels steamed in white wine
Crevettes, a huge red Prawn from the Brittany, France and Galicia, Spain Atlantic Ocean
Black chocolate Ganache with rose petals
Salmon seared on flame ... no sauce ...
Light, and without alot of sauce, seabass seared on flame
Cod fish seared on flame
A mini portion of Guacamole preferably without a strong onion considering the theme !
Langoustines, a large white prawn from the southern Iberian Atlantic
Red Prawns, a medium size red prawn from the Mediterranean called Gambas
Shrimp, from South America, Mexico and the Caribe
Alaskan wild Red salmon sashimi
Greenland wild Butterfish sashimi
Prosecco white sparkling wine
A Vega Sicilia Red Reserva from Ribera del Duero, Spain
Tropical fruit: mango, papaya, pithaya, coconut from a Green Coconut
Piña Coladas
A Poblano Chili stuffed with Caribbean Shrimp
Hedonistic cuisines: Italian, aromatic spicy Indian, Japanese and French
Aromas such as Cardamom
*** fruits such as: Colanda, Aragón, Spain Peaches
in season which is August ... they are the most fragrant peaches I have had worldwide, and 2nd is Greece. Strawberries in season ... Pears in La Rioja Red Wine ...
Cinammon scented icecream !
Champagne ...
Cava ...
A rare rare prime rib, however, very very very tiny portion served with a Reserva red ...


The lighter the meal, the better ...

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:04 AM   #6
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What ever food your lover really loves. Make that for her and present it in a romantic setting.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:35 AM   #7
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I recently asked my DH what was the most memorable thing I have made--his choice was dark chocolate "cups" with homemade peppermint ice cream. And that was so easy--just painted cupcake papers with melted dark chocolate, let those cool, and scooped homemade peppermint ice cream, granished with fresh mint leaves and crushed peppermint candy.
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Shrimp Scampi with Fettuccine.
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