This beautiful appetizer recipe is a part of a larger story I created on aphrodisiac tapas. Empanadas are savory bundles found in Spanish and many Latin cultures. The name “Empanada” comes from the Spanish word empanar, roughly meaning to wrap or coat in bread. Empanadas are often deep fried but you can also find a […]
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About Diane Brown
Diane Brown is the author of The Seduction Cookbook: Culinary Creations For Lovers, (Innova Publishing 2005). Diane is a personal chef as well as a freelance food writer. Her work is published in magazines including Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Sunset, Veggie Life, Chile Pepper and Wine Enthusiast. She has demonstrated her aphrodisiac cooking secrets on radio and television. And her appearances include cooking with the late Dick Clark and Danny Bonaduce on “The Other Half;” appearing on Fox News “Ask the Expert;” and giving Valentine’s Day tips to Leeza Gibbons on “Leeza at Night.” You can also find her in Los Angeles teaching aphrodisiac cooking classes for couples in venues such as Sur La Table and Chef’s Inc. She is a graduate of the professional cooking series from the New School. And she has worked in corporate restaurant kitchens as a senior manager and trainer.
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Diane’s current book project spotlights fun and festive parties for two. These are the kind of parties she loves to throw for her husband, a Hollywood stuntman. She’d love to hear from you about your favorite party ideas. You can contact her at her blog and website Family Farm Box, http://www.familyfarmbox.com.
An untraditional version of a very traditional dish This beautiful recipe is a part of a larger story Diane created for us on aphrodisiac tapas. Whether you’re hosting an aphrodisiac tapas night or just want a quick and satisfying meal for the family, this paella recipe will do the trick. It incorporates one of my […]
A hot tapas recipe from cookbook author Diane Brown Serve these Spanish style mussels as a part of a Spanish tapas-inspired evening…or just enjoy them on their own. This recipe is part of an entire meal of fabulous (aphrodisiac) appetizers. But I like to think each one also stands alone as an easy dinner dish. These […]
This Korean Beef Stew is healthy comfort food I was thrilled to share this Korean Beef Stew from my website and business, The Family Farm Box because, although I created it as an easy, family meal, it’s actually a well-balanced dish loaded with aphrodisiac ingredients.
Setting the scene for a romantic menu of Irish recipes? I was faced with an interesting challenge recently. A publicist asked me to participate in a food show and feature a “seductive St. Patrick’s Day” menu. Now, I teach couples cooking classes, I own a company that throws intimate soirees for duos and my current […]
A hearty winter recipe made from simple and seductive ingredients This hearty farro dish is one I created for my Family Farm Box. And 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 […]
A romantic Valentine’s Day menu plan from Chef Diane Brown Language is rich and decadent in romance novels, a certain way to arouse the reader and create a fantasy world. In fact, when I looked at the most frequently used words in the average romance novel, the top five were need, want, pleasure, mouth and […]
Stirring up passion with this menu and Valentine’s Day recipes from Diane Brown This menu features three of my favorite Valentine’s Day recipes. I’ve written each of the recipes to serve two, since they’re designed for a night of seduction. However, I think they’re the kind of recipes you’ll want to add to your regular […]
Cauliflower rice and beans? This play on rice and black beans offers all the traditional flavors of tomato and spice. The only difference is that the rice isn’t rice, it is cauliflower rice. Ricing cauliflower is a great way to add nutrition to your meal while cutting some of the “white” carbs.