"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
Spice it up with sensual foods ranging from traditional aphrodisiacs like oysters and strawberries to lesser-known but just as potent black beans and pine nuts -- plus aphrodisiac histories, elaborate appendices, and full-color photographs.
Sometimes the best recipe for romance is in the kitchen. Coauthors Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge have concocted a libidinous cookbook designed around 17 tested and retested aphrodisiacs ranging from chocolate, coffee, and liqueurs to chilies, black beans, pine nuts, and asparagus. The superb recipes are supplemented with historical lore; directions on creating massage oils; info on aromatherapy candles; and dishes and meals keyed to every astrological sign. P.S. In an interview, Hopkins offered one more tip for heating up the bedroom: She noted that the mere sight of a lover washing dishes can be extremely erotic.