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Fork Me, Spoon Me - Cookbook Review

The Sensual Cookbook

by Amy Reiley

(Life of Reiley, 2006)

Fork Me, Spoon Me: The Sensual Cookbook by Amy Reiley

Promising to stimulate more than just your taste buds, Fork Me, Spoon Me: The Sensual Cookbook unveils the pleasure seekers' potions. Using sultry, provocative language, this tiny volume offers easy-to-follow recipes highlighting ingredients known for their arousal-inducing potential. Mint, recommended by Shakespeare as a natural Viagra for middle-aged men, is used to prepare shrimp-stuffed springs rolls. Ginger root, known to raise body heat, spices up the morning with breakfast in bed, feasting on triple ginger-bread. And saffron, used by the Romans to scent baths of aristocratic gentlemen and their inamoratas, infuses saffron-basil matzo ball soup with love. Author Amy Reiley, the second American to earn a Master of Gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu, also includes a chapter on sauces, quirky anecdotes and original info about the aphrodisiacs used in each recipe. Raise your spatula and fire up the oven, all in the spirit of sexy.

Reviewed by Liz Brown



(Updated: 01/24/12 CT)

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