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.
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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
A date night 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, Irish date night menu inspired by St. Patrick’s Day. Now, I teach couples cooking classes, I own a company that throws intimate soirees for duos and […]
Greek recipes for a romantic occasion from aphrodisiac cookbook author Diane Brown 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.
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. Eggplant puree, also called aubergine puree or baba […]
A winter farro recipe with simple and seductive ingredients This hearty farro bowl with mushrooms recipe 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 […]
Inspiration for celebrating a tropical Christmas at home with Diane Brown 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 Christmas menu featuring tropical fruits and […]
A Mojo sauce is a simple but flavorful Cuban tradition. We use this mojo recipe in my house to bring fresh flavor to grilled fish and meats and roasts. But this healthy sauce can also be used to brighten the flavors of vegetarian dishes. Best of all, it can be made in under 10 minutes […]
Serve these Spanish 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 for a date-night dinner. But I like to think each one also stands alone as an easy dinner dish. These simply steamed mussels make a […]
One of the things I love about sushi is its ceremony. Based on etiquette and order, sushi demands a distinct method of preparation and dining. At the sushi bar, the sequence of service never alters: It starts with a hot towel and ends with a sweet orange cut into segments and speared with toothpicks. But […]