Intercourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook
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Culinary Seduction!, January 15, 2001
From the deliciously entertaining text to the tantalizing
recipes, you will be seduced into reading this cookbook. There
are 85 couple-tested recipes, humorous notes to make you smile
and even suggestions for music selections with dinner.
Chocolate, asparagus, chiles, coffee, basil, grapes,
strawberries, honey, artichokes, black beans, oysters, rosemary,
edible flowers, pine nuts, avocados and figs are all displayed
on the body in a tasteful way. Yes, the models are only wearing
The comments by couples who tested the recipes are perhaps
the most personal part of the book. The words melt into the
pages so easily and effortlessly. The sumptuous collection of
recipes are erotic, inspirational and enticing. The recipes may
encourage a playful, erotic, sensual or romantic response.
The "chocolate fig bundles" recipe looked tempting,
so I set out to make them. The satiny sheets of phyllo pastry
smothered in butter told me one thing, these were going to be
heavenly. I filled figs with the almond/chocolate mixture and
wrapped them up snuggly in the pastry. They only took 13 minutes
To serve these heady treats, I piped the whip cream into five
little hearts all around the two dinner plates. I used sliced
almonds mixed with more grated chocolate, confectioners' sugar
and colored sugar to sprinkle over the whipped cream. The
pastries were set in the middle of the hearts and served while
still warm. I also drizzled these pastries with a little honey.
My husband didn't leave a crumb!
For those interested in taking things a bit further than
cooking, there is a section on recommended reading, advice on
selecting aromatherapy candles, sources for edible massage oils
and information on how to make specific stages of any
relationship into a reason to cook up something satisfying. If
you are still hungering for more information, you can explore
the list of books and food Web sites included for your pleasure.
You will want to try the "chocolate hazelnut
truffles," asparagus frittata," "honey-peppered
salmon," "espresso cream," "grilled scallops
with basil and lavender essence," "grape sorbet,"
and "Cornish hens with strawberry glaze."
After reading this cookbook, I seriously doubt that you will
ever view the grocery store in the same way. As you walk down
the coffee isle, you will inhale the intoxicating aromatic
coffee bean aroma deeply with your eyes closed. Intercourses
will make you more aware of the sensual pleasures of food.
Purchase this book for the one you love, for those you know are
in love and for those you want to fall in love. All I have to
say is: "Yes, Yes, Yes.....buy this book and share it with
someone you love!" This is a book for the kitchen, coffee
table and for reading in bed, preferably with someone you love.