The topic of aphrodisiacs has always been interesting to me. The idea that feeding certain foods could make a person more amorous is a fascinating thought. Some common foods come to mind like chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, most any alcohol, pumpkin, and on and on. But when I starting reading Simple Sexy Food by Linda De Villers, I realized that was barely the tip of the aphrodisiac iceberg.
In her book, De Villers, delves into an unbelievable list of foods that can have aphrodisiac effects on people. There are fruits, vegetables, spices, and much more. The book is broken up into several sections, they include:
* Simple Sexy Background
* Health, Simple and Sexy
* Making Time for Simple and Sexy
* How to Use Simple Sexy Food
Aphrodisiac Food History Lore and Facts
* What does the term aphrodisiac mean
* Why the interest in aphrodisiacs
* Aphrodisiac Lore and History
* Mythical vs "Proven" Powers
Part I--Tease Me Anytime (appetizers, soups, salads, quickies)
Part II--Daytime is the Right Time (breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon delight)
Part III--Love-Feasts (sit-down dinners, complete meals)
Part IV--Late Night Rendezvous (desserts, drinks, and more)
Simple Sexy Food definitely covers a wealth of information. Whether you want to become an aphrodisiac expert or just want to cook up more romance in your love life - this book is for you. There is interesting lore and history in the beginning. Find out unusual ways foods were used through history and you may be surprised to find who used them. She even included some details about Casanova's favorite aphrodisiacs --- and he would know what works...
The second half of the book is packed with recipes and I don't mean just a few. There are 101 recipes for all kinds of foods - appetizers, soups, salads, quickies, breakfast, lunch, dinners, desserts, drinks etc. Each person I've shared this book with have gotten in touch with me to let me know which recipes they tried or plan to try.
We've all heard the adage that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. That just gives us one more reason to check out this book. It contains a wealth of information, has over 100 recipes, gives you suggestions on all types of foods to use in your cooking and you can share some juicy food history, lore and quaint trivia with friends, family and your partner. It could also give you plenty of ideas on food to order when you're on a date. For people who want to get creative in their love life - you will love this book.