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Recipe for Pappardelle with Sweet Corn and Carrot Greens

pappardelle pasta with carrot greensAlthough not historically aphrodisiac, those green tops from your carrots you typically throw away pack a lot of the nutrients to super-charge your libido. (According to the World Carrot Museum, carrots are a good source of potassium and magnesium. They also contain vitamins C and K as well as protein. However, we recommend buying organic carrots. Farmers generally assume that the greens won’t be eaten and spray the plants with chemicals. So to be safe, choose pesticide-free.) Read more

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Shiitake-Noodle Salad with Nuoc Cham and Herbs

Shiitake Noodle Salad | Eat Something SexyThis recipe comes to us from Becky Selengut, from her latest cookbook, Shroom: Mind-Bendingly Good Recipes for Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms. Here she shares her passion for mushroom, the aphrodisiac ingredient with one of the best folkloric histories. Inspired by Vietnamese noodle salad, the recipe combines the earthy flavor of shiitake mushrooms with the bite of chiles and a garnish of aphrodisiac herbs. Read more

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Timpano! How to make your Big Night

timpano doughDinner and a movie by Diane Brown

These are individual-sized versions of the crowning glory served at the Big Night feast.
Make these miniature timpanos in advance, and pop them into the oven as the movie starts, and by the time Rosemary Clooney starts belting out Mambo, you’ll be ready to mangia like the characters on the screen. Read more