There’s nothing as special as a good friend, except perhaps a good friend with a good bottle of wine . . .
Always strive to create temptation – a glimpse of the pleasure to come – . . .
Seduction is always more singular and sublime than sex and it commands the higher price – Jean Baudrillard . . .
Age and glasses of wine should never be counted . . .
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster – Jonathan Swift . . .
A gentleman seduces his lady’s mind before he even touches her body . . .
First we eat. Then we do everything else – M.F.K Fisher . . .
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away . . .
Aphrodisiacs + Spices, Imported, Seduction + Intrigue

Seduction and Elixirs of Love

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Elixirs of Love–do you have a culinary seduction story to share? Please email it to me or post it in comments below.

Years ago I attended a party in Midtown Manhattan filled with glamorous people, wonderful food and free flowing champagne. The arresting, surreal part of this setting was the 50 foot wall lined with trophy heads of animals from around the world gazing over this haute NY scene. To top off the night an announcement was made. The host, a worldly hunter, just returned from a highly successful jaunt and invited everyone to join him for a celebratory cocktail mixed with Rhino Tusk. Everyone happily sauntered over to the bar and lustily imbibed. I was one of the few who curiously observed (today I would happily knock one back). But really…could a phallic shaped animal part really enhance your libido and turn you into a rock star lover? Do aphrodisiacs really work? Regardless, I had my eye on the door in case everyone suddenly turned into a “pack of dogs in heat”. Luckily this never happened.

love_potions_1.jpg Myth of fact? Throughout the centuries aphrodisiacs–and there are many, have been attributed to increased sexual desire, fertility, and the ability to ignite wild lust and passion in us all. Who are we to argue? If you believe, anything is possible. As I’ve said before, a little culinary alchemy never hurt anyone (except that poor rhino!)
When serving Elixirs of Love to enhance your Seduction Meal–not necessarily rhino tusk but perhaps oysters, avocado, honey or chocolate, be creative with your music selection to get the mood going in the right direction. Have a little fun, maybe mix in a little voodoo magic with your romantic tunes:

Music Play List: Elixirs of Love #1

  1. I Put a Spell on You – Screaming Jay Hawkins
  2. Love Potion #9  – The Clovers
  3. Old Black Magic – Frank Sinatra
  4. Black Magic Woman – Santana
  5. Please make suggestions for more…..


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Terry Dagrosa

Terry Dagrosa, founder and publisher of As President of Digital Marketing Collective and Tara del Mar Productions, she has extensive experience in sales, design, digital marketing and social media. "Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget, so we’re thrilled to introduce our very special and highly-talented contributors and friends.  They’ll share their mouth-watering recipes, cheeky anecdotes and delightfully creative perspectives with all of us. Be sure to check out their websites and follow them, too – we promise you’ll learn to love and cherish them as much as we do!" xoxo


  1. samantha puckett September 25, 2007 at 1:14 am -  Reply

    Hey Terry! Stacey sent me your Website address. It’s beautiful! Can’t wait to try some of these recipes. You rock! sam

  2. faith May 2, 2009 at 6:34 pm -  Reply

    take me on the floor – the veronicas

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Seduction Meals is about Food + Romance, and everything in-between. . . a sumptuous menu, alluring presentation, sensuous music, luscious cocktails and the right ambiance. Like a precious gift, preparing a romantic meal for two is about making that certain someone feel extra special. With just the right combination of ambience and culinary delights, you too can create a memorable, delicious experience for your loved one. Seduction Meals. Everyone has one - what's YOURS?



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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.