Entries by Amy Reiley

An Easy Aphrodisiac Cocktail: La Dolce Veev

The aphrodisiac power of cocktails Spirits are historically aphrodisiac because they lower inhibitions. But the danger with hard liquor is, of course, overindulgence. By blending spirits into cocktails, we limit their powers to send us into the no-go zone. We love cocktails because the offer an opportunity to layer in additional aphrodisiac ingredients. But great […]

Champagne and Sax–a romantic dinner in Tokyo

If you love Champagne and you’re into sax, then book yourself a seat at this upcoming romantic dinner in Tokyo. Oh and that’s sax–as in saxophone. I’m not sure what you were thinking but now that I have your attention, I’d like to invite you to indulge your senses with the strains of sweet music […]

Vegetarian White Bean Chili with Chocolate

Chili with Chocolate? This recipe comes from my cookbook Romancing the Stove: the unabridged guide to aphrodisiac foods. I love the use of cacao in Mexican cuisine. It’s a culture that’s been using chocolate since before it was even discovered by the “civilized” world. Now, I can’t accurately call my White Bean Chili with Chocolate Mexican. But […]