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, Music + Books, My Top Ten List

Five Hot books when Cooking for Love

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If you are planning a Romantic Meal for two at your place but aren’t sure what to whip up, here are a few books for culinary inspiration. Each author shares their unique take on preparing a romantic meal for two including a wonderful collection of easy to prepare recipes, tips on plating the dish, the type of music to play, as well as provocative photography that will inspire your romantic endeavors. And for a bit of adventure a few address “popular libido enhancers and a racy ride through the bedrooms of history.”

 Booty Food by Jacqui Malouf

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The title is a long one: Booty Food: A Date By Date, Nibble by Nibble, Course by Course Guide to Cultivating Love and Passion Through Food. And that it is. From your first date to every phase of your relationship, Jacqui has put together an alluring collection of recipes sure to win his /or her heart. I loved reading this cookbook as much as trying the recipes–Jacqui is a total treat and very very funny! A must have book for your collection.  From

 If Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw cooked, and wrote a cookbook, this might be it.
“Booty Food will be your `one-stop shopping’ to fulfill every sensual need…and the recipes are great too!”
— Bobby Flay, Food Network“Food Network star Malouf’s tasty tome is a Valentine’s Day-ready ode to appetizing aphrodisiacs.”
— Entertainment Weekly“When it comes to a hot time in the kitchen, Jacqui is the Queen of Booty Duty!”
— Al Roker, NBC Today Show

The New InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook by Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge


Also part of my cookbook library, I love the design, photography, format and the carefully selected recipes all with a slant on cooking with aphrodisiacs. 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.

From 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 Seduction Cookbook by Diane Brown

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 From In The Seduction Cookbook, author Diane Brown offers much more than romantic recipe secrets. She teaches how to heighten passion through appetizing anticipation, and shares tempting techniques for preparing and serving her creations.

Inside you’ll find appetizers that will induce a little “fork-play” such as Chile Lime Shrimp; Rocket Salad with Black Mission Figs; and Ahi Tuna Ceviche with Advocado. Erotic entrees include Scallops with Asparagus and Ginger Beurre Blance and Sausages in Red Wine. And if you make it to dessert, try replacing low-carb with “low-garb” by enjoying the sweet sensation of Strawberries Stuffed with Mascarpone Cheese and Dark Chocolate or Poached Pears in Cardamom Syrup, among many others.


The Loin King by Ryan O’Horn

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Here we have “366 sexy and uplifting aphrodisiacs to answer the call of the wild” From The only thing better than sex is, well, more sex–and The Loin King makes sure everyone is ready to answer the call of the wild when it comes. Featuring the most popular libido enhancers devised by man (and woman), this engaging and enlightening little volume is a racy ride through the bedrooms of history. From the ancient Aztec avocado cure to Lord Byron’s poetic plate of vermicelli, you will learn all you need to know about aphrodisiacs, past and present. No matter what your pleasure, you will find the concoction you need to spice up your sex life.


Seduction & Spice by Rudi Sodamin

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If you can find this book it is worth the search. A beautifully designed book with 130 splendid recipes – this is part of my cookbook
collection and one that people always want to pick up and fondle given its red suede cover. Here are two impressive reviews from from, need I say more?
“In Seduction and Spice, Rudi Sodamin will intoxicate you with delectable aphrodisiacs  that will have you scurrying from the kitchen to the bedroom… do, rejoice and indulge in the world of Aphrodite and gastronomy.”
Jacques Pépin, chef, book author, and host of Jacques Pépin’s Kitchen: Encore with Claudine on PBS”
Seduction and Spice reminds us that when it comes to sexuality,  taste is just as important as our other senses. Rudi Sodamin’s aphrodisiac recipes  will take you to sensual new heights!”–Sirio Maccioni, owner of Le Cirque 2000
TIP: Unless you are a confident home cook, we always suggest you prepare a dish or menu that you’ve done before, or perhaps you could practice your meal before the big night. You want to be relaxed and confident, and spend more time with your loved one than worrying in the kitchen.

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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.