Simple Sexy Food: 101 Tasty Aphrodisiac Recipes and Sensual Tips to Stir Your Libido and Feed Your Love Perfect Paperback – Jul 2 2012
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“This is a fabulous book . . . it’s at the top of my list as a gift for friends and acquaintances who love life’s greatest pleasures.” —Salley Foley, PhD, coauthor, Sex Matters for Women: A Complete Guide to Taking Care of Your Sexual Self
“Original, captivating, useful, and most of all fun. I highly recommend this book to spice up (literally) your love life.” —Patricia J. Aletky, PhD, LP, midcontinent region president, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
“This amazing book shows couples how to recapture intimacy by teaming up in the kitchen or by surprising each other with aphrodisiac treats.” —Eli Coleman, PhD, director, Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota Medical School
“A treasure for those who enjoy food and sex and for those who might want to enjoy them more.” —Konstance McCaffree, PhD, president, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
About the Author
Linda De Villers, PhD, is an internationally recognized authority on human sexuality and relationships with an emphasis on the role of exercise and diet in improving sexual function. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Glamour, the Los Angeles Times, Men’s Health, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. She is a former columnist for Health and Playboy.com. She lives in Los Angeles.
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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.
Since I am a bit of a health nut, something unexpected. I really loved that the "sexy nutrients" of each aphrodisiac food are included.
I cook whole-grain pasta all the time, and in the past have felt a bit guilty about that, just because of the calories. I never knew before, though, that it releases serotonin and creates a contented mood and even reduces over-eating! I've always believed that healthy eating makes us feel better about ourselves and our bodies, and this book really supports that view. All in all, this book definitely exceeded my expectations!
The first about hundred pages of this book is focused on all of the different foods from vegetables, fruits, sweets, and nuts. Linda goes into detail about each food item and all of the sexy benefits and nutrients that each food item brings to the table. Some of the items listed in this book I am familiar with as being aphrodisiacs but others I was not familiar with. The aphrodisiac feature of the food item can vary from the food item to a texture, taste, smell, or healthy beneficial nutrient.
As much as I did enjoy learning about all of the different foods, I did skip ahead to the recipes. The food section again although nice food lessons, I did feel that I could learn the same thing about these foods from the internet. Overall, though this book does make for a interesting read and will give you ideas on how to have fun playing with your food.