Just when the winter gloom sets in, and the outdoor palette of colors seems to be another variation of gray, I start having fantasies about escaping to a brightly tinted, temperate world. I see myself indulging in a tropical Christmas menu featuring exotic fruits and tongue-teasing spices. I feel the steel drums beat. I can […]
Author Archive for: Diane Brown Savahge
About Diane Brown
Diane Brown is the author of The Seduction Cookbook: Culinary Creations For Lovers, (Innova Publishing 2005). She is a personal chef as well as a freelance food writer. Her work has appeared in publications including Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Sunset, Veggie Life, Chile Pepper and Wine Enthusiast. She has taught aphrodisiac cooking both in person and on tv and radio, including appearances on The Other Half, Fox News “Ask the Expert” and Leeza at Night. A champion of CSA's, Diane writes the blog Family Farm Box, where she showcases the use of local, fresh produce.
Entries by Diane Brown
This recipe is my twist on a classic lemon drop shooter. A fun drink everyone loves to throw back, a lemon shooter can make a tension-easing start to a romantic evening at home. And to make sure the romance sticks, I’ve added the aphrodisiac of lavender to make a lavender lemon drop shooter. I’ve also […]
I was faced with an interesting challenge recently. A publicist asked me to participate in a food show and feature a seductive, Irish date night menu inspired by St. Patrick’s Day. A date night menu of Irish recipes? Now, I teach couples cooking classes, I own a company that throws intimate soirees for duos and […]
These sexy dinner recipes are great choices to pair with my list of Fifty Ways to Feed Your Lover. You can plan a whole romantic evening around some (or all!) 50 ways or just start cooking with these romantic dinner ideas. The recipes I’ve selected here are layered with aphrodisiac ingredients and are great for […]
This succulent lavender chicken recipe is one of my favorite poultry dishes. An aromatic chicken dish, it uses a flavorful rub to season bone-in chicken breasts. Figuring out what’s for dinner has never been easier!
I created a menu for a romantic dinner for two inspired by the Greek love god, Eros. And since the inspiration is Greek, the dishes are Greek. But these recipes are aphrodisiac Greek! To pair with my Minted Bulgar Salad, I suggest this silky roasted eggplant puree dip. Eggplant puree, also called aubergine puree or […]
I love playing with the sensory pleasures of Asian cuisines. Although as a chef I never trained specifically in cooking Cantonese and other Chinese cuisines, the remarkable dance of sweet, spicy, salty and umami has always inspired experimentation in my kitchen.
Cupid gets all of the attention for Valentine’s Day. Of course, we identify this lover’s holiday with his cherubic image. But his Greek counterpart, Eros, is rarely as iconic. That’s why I’ve created this Greek Valentine’s dinner for two inspired by Eros.
This hearty farro bowl with mushrooms recipe is one I created for my Family Farm Box. Although these days I focus on preparing CSA-based family meals, as the author of The Seduction Cookbook, I’m no stranger to the world of aphrodisiacs. So I know my way around ingredients with the potential to titillate more than […]