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The New InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook Hardcover – Feb 1 2007

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Terrace Publishing; Tenth Edition, Tenth Anniversary Edition edition (Feb. 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965327523
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965327527
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 1.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 930 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #85,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
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"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

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Great recipes and fun artistic pictures, a few pics of recipes completed recipes would have made it's pretty darn close
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By Letti on Oct. 13 2011
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I received prompt and efficient service. The book was in perfect condition when it arrived and was THE HIT at the bridal shower where I gave it as a gift.
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I wanted something I could do and remember with hugger this book is incredible the title says it all InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook by Martha Hopkins
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HASH(0x9e3338ac) out of 5 stars Awesome bridal shower gift! Feb. 25 2013
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I bought this as a gift for a bridal shower. I don't know the bride too well and I wasn't sure how naughty her gifts would be, but it's a bridal shower so it's supposed to be a little naughty, right? Anyway, it was a big hit. It was the only naughty gift she received, everyone else got her kitchen stuff. I did my research before buying one of these cookbooks. There were several out there, but this one seemed to have the best recipes and was very well organized and appealing. It makes a great gift!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e333cd8) out of 5 stars Bridal shower gift Sept. 20 2011
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I am a bridesmaid in my friends upcoming wedding and wanted to get her a "naughty" gift that was not typical (lingerie) and this book seemed perfect! A naughty apron and a good bottle of wine would accompany the book perfectly! Her extended family and friends got her pots and pans - I gave her an interesting way to use them!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e333f00) out of 5 stars This is a fantastic cookbook Jan. 2 2011
By Jenn W - Published on
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My friend bought this book for me on a lark, but 5 or more years later, I keep coming back to these recipes. I have friends begging me to make them chicken and asparagus black-bean enchiladas again. And the black russian cake is so good, it is actually dangerous because I cannot keep myself or my husband out of it. The tomato basil soup is a regular winter staple at my house. And the book is back on my desk because with the absolute success I have had using this book, I've got to try some more recipes.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e336090) out of 5 stars I Took a Leap of Faith and was Rewarded Jan. 30 2012
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A friend of mine turned me on (ha ha) to this book when I was frantically looking for a suitable bridal shower gift for my sister. I ordered it a few days early with the intent to try out one of the recipes so that I knew the quality of what I was getting her.

I was not disappointed. In fact, my mind was blown.

I found a recipe for braised quail with grapes and pancetta. I arranged for the children to be away, spent a wonderfully furious hour and a half in the kitchen, and served up one of THE most memorable meals I have ever had--better even than eating at most top notch restaurants in town and at a fraction of the cost.

None of the ingredients in our recipe were aphrodisiacs in and of themselves, but my husband and I spent the entire meal exclaiming over the flavors, licking our fingers, and grinning at one another in an ecstasy of sensory marvels.

Needless to say, the cookbook was a huge hit at the shower, and I am now ordering a copy for myself. Valentine's dinner will be cooked from this book this year!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e33600c) out of 5 stars Ladies, go off the registry for that bridal shower! Aug. 20 2014
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Can't speak to the value of this as an actual cookbook, but I purchased it for a bridal shower and it was a big hit. I paired it with a cutesy apron and it drew big giggles and blushing from the bride-to-be. Recipes sound good/normal and not weird like I would have expected. I may have been the only one to go off the registry and mine was definitely the only gift passed around. Not much fun for everyone to watch to bride unwrap a bunch of presents she already picked and we all chose from!