Romancing the Stove - Cookbook Review
The Unabridged Guide to Aphrodisiac Foods
by Amy Reiley
(Life of Reiley, 2012)
Aphrodisiac expert Amy Reiley is heating things up again with a sequel to her first sexy cookbook, Fork Me, Spoon Me, to lure readers and lovers into the kitchen to experience food-induced pleasures. With new mood-boosting and cheek-flushing recipes from acclaimed chefs such as Susan Feniger of Susan Feniger's STREET and Border Grill in Los Angeles, as well as the Master of Gastronomy herself, Romancing the Stove: The Unabridged Guide to Aphrodisiac Foods boasts recipes intended to arouse all the senses, such as seal the deal chipotle-bacon-chocolate chippers or black truffle lovers' lasagna.
The little book is organized into chapters that get you and your partner in the mood, keep you there and revive your energy for a second round of delicious fun, both in the kitchen and bedroom. Each recipe begins with an explanation of the aphrodisiac powers of its ingredients and a playful suggestion on how to enjoy the dish. Although some recipes such as fried bananas or creamy lemon custard cakes sound indulgently naughty, there is an overall emphasis on using healthy superfoods such as blueberries, salmon and red wine to ensure you look and feel good, whether the lights stay on or off. So tie on your apron and strap on your killer heels, because sexy just got a whole lot tastier.