The often-quoted wisdom from Shakespeare’s Macbeth goes, “Alcohol provokes the desire, but takes away the performance.” The FDA says that drinking pretty much takes away the desire too and that spirits do not have aphrodisiac qualities. That’s why I’m focusing this romantic dinner menu on cooking with alcohol.
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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
This recipe is the main course of a romantic meal based around the aphrodisiac of alcohol. Salmon is not only a fleshy, pink fish with an aphrodisiac history, pan seared salmon is a great protein for pairing with aphrodisiac ingredients. In this case, I’m pairing it with juniper, gin and a garnish of (also aphrodisiac) […]
A pork spare ribs recipe for a romantic dinner Nothing inspires an aphrodisiac foods expert more than winter’s bounty of exotic fruits and warming spices. In this recipe, I combine the two into a pork spare ribs recipe designed for nibbling. This Chinese five spice ribs recipe is part of a menu for an entire […]
For those of us who can’t jet off to the tropics for the Holidays, this menu can curb a craving. While you won’t be feeling the balmy breeze, you will enjoy the tropical holiday party in your mouth!