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 […]
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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 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 […]
Chef Diane Brown offers us this easy brown rice salad for winter and spring featuring the finest seasonal produce, most of which is aphrodisiac.
I love this roast chicken because it’s a simple, pure and tasty main dish. It easily is one of my favorite easy chicken recipes. And one chicken feeds my family of three about three times, so it’s one of my more economical recipes, saving both time and money. But even though this is one of […]
This Chimichurri sauce recipe is Chef Diane Brown’s go-to sauce, marinade and “everything.” You might know Diane as our dinner party columnist but she’s also the creator of The Family Farm Box, where she transforms deliveries of farm-fresh produce into fast, easy meals that make mouths water.
I’ve always had a thing for toreadors. I don’t know if it’s the vivid red cape, the machismo or the tights; my fantasy is fueled by the romance of Spain. Another fetish? Perhaps, but it’s how I explain my obsession with tapas recipes.
This beautiful appetizer recipe is part of a larger story I created on aphrodisiac tapas. Empanadas are savory bundles found in Spanish and many Latin cultures.