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Seduction and Spice

5.0 out of 5 stars Culinary Fantasies, October 30, 2007
Rudi Sodamin believes love is the ultimate aphrodisiac and he has also discovered foods we cook with daily that are aphrodisiacs. "Seduction and Spice" is filled with sensual recipes that are as fun to read as they are to try. With a red velvet cover, decadent desserts and gourmet feasts this is a collectable cookbook like no other. Some of the recipes you may want to try include:

Marinated Tomato Salad with Garlic Croutons
Chilled Asparagus with Vinaigrette Dressing
Roasted Garlic Soup Provencal
Red Snapper with Wild Mushrooms and Asparagus
Poached Salmon with Saffron Sauce
Crispy Ginger Duck with Poached Pears
Figs in Red Wine with Mint Sabayon
Mascarpone-Mint Ice Cream with Vanilla-Lemon Syrup
Cardamon Tea Sorbet
Chocolate Truffles

Some of the recipes need ingredients like fish stock, although no recipe for stock is given. There are quite a few recipes that require expensive ingredients like lobster and saffron. To be honest this book is a culinary fantasy with sexy and suggestive sidebars filled with information for the intellectual appetite.

I found it strange to happen upon a recipe for two that required an entire rack of lamb with 8 chops. Many of the recipes serve 8-12 so you will have leftovers if you are just cooking for your lover.

The impressive cover is only topped by the page after page of tantalizing full-color pictures. I can recommend this highly for reading in bed. If you love reading cookbooks then you will find the information on avocados, mint, arugula, chives, celery, truffles, onions, peas, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, sesame seeds, coffee, vanilla and chocolate to be highly entertaining.

~The Rebecca Review




5.0 out of 5 stars Seduction Through the Senses, November 19, 2007
In my search for aphrodisiac cookbooks I came across this beautifully designed book. While it only has a few recipes, it explores the five senses. Paul Scott takes the reader on a journey through touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing. There are recipes for the bath (essential oil blends) and recipes for a chocolate fondue. Body language is covered briefly as is the topic of massage, sexy clothes and music. This book begins with a discussion about touch and ends with a few poems. For the most part, this sensual little book (complete with beautiful pictures) would be perfect as a gift for your lover.

~The Rebecca Review


Tazo Passion

5.0 out of 5 stars Deep Purple Tea, November 18, 2007
The deep purple color and hibiscus fragrance is enough to make anyone passionate about tea. Yet, is this really tea? It looks like tea, but it is really an herbal infusion made by steeping hibiscus flowers, orange peel, licorice, cinnamon, rose hips, lemongrass and red poppy in a swirling of hot water.

The flavor is slightly reminiscent of hot apple cider or hot cranberry juice. This tea leaves a tingle on your tongue and I think it goes very well with a spoonful of honey.

So far I've tried most of the Tazo tea flavors and have been impressed. I do think you need two tea bags for each cup of tea to fully intoxicate the senses and experience the magic of the ingredients.

Caffeine Free. You can drink this as you type into the night...

~The Rebecca Review




The Soft Touch Body Butter by LUSH

5.0 out of 5 stars Warm and Sensual, October 31, 2007
If you have tried any of the LUSH massage bars then "The Soft Touch" will please you. The buttery texture of cocoa butter melts on your skin while it releases a delicious fragrance. Neroli (orange blossom) oil is known for its aphrodisiac qualities, Lavender oil makes you feel calm and relaxed and Cardamom oil clears the mind. When I first purchased this body butter I thought the fragrance was a little strong. However, once you apply this all over your body the scent is heady and sensual. The Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Wheatgerm oil, Avocado oil and Soya Oil make this luxurious. 

~The Rebecca Review


White Musk Oil by The Body Shop

5.0 out of 5 stars Warm & Sexy, November 1, 2007
The Body Shop's "White Musk" perfume oil is warm and enveloping with hints of spicy cinnamon and soft velvety florals. One inhale of this sexy perfume makes you heady. I'd recommend this for winter when you desire warm baths and sensual perfumes.

~The Rebecca Review 


I can also highly recommend: 

Intercourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook


The Seduction Cookbook


Here is a list of Aphrodisiac Foods to enjoy with your Lover: 

Asparagus, Avocado, Basil, Cardamom, Carrots, Celery, Chili Peppers,
Cinnamon, Cloves, Coffee, Honey, Coriander, Figs, Garlic, Ginger, 
Honey, Licorice, Morel Mushrooms, Mangoes, Onions, Sage, Nutmeg,
Onions, Parsley, Pepper, Pimento, Pineapple, Pumpkin Seeds,
Rosemary, Saffron, Strawberries, Shrimp, Horseradish, Tea, Turmeric, Truffles, 
Vanilla, Chives, Mint, Artichokes, Dill, Radishes, Spinach, Pomegranates, Peas,
Anise, Peaches, Beets, Mushrooms, Mint, Nutmeg, Fish, Shallots,
Sesame seeds, Marjoram, Saffron, Artichokes, Cabbage, Beef,
Lamb, Coriander, Grapes, Juniper Berries, Tomatoes, 
Papaya, Cucumbers, Ginseng, Oysters, Aniseed,
Siberian Ginseng and Bananas. 


Many of these foods are also
found in my new cookbook:


Asparagus Cheese Bites

Glazed Anise Carrots

Lemon Lamb Chops 

Honey Strawberry Drink

and many more...