1. Seduction & Spice by Rudi Sodamin
If you can find this book it is worth the search. A beautifully designed book with 130 splendid recipes - this is part of my cookbook collection and one that people always want to pick up and fondle given its red suede cover. Here are two impressive reviews from from Amazon.com, need I say more?
that will have you scurrying from the kitchen to the bedroom...
do, rejoice and indulge in the world of Aphrodite and gastronomy."
--Jacques Pépin, chef, book author, and host of
Jacques Pépin's Kitchen: Encore with Claudine on PBS
"Seduction and Spice reminds us that when it comes to sexuality,
taste is just as important as our other senses. Rudi Sodamin's aphrodisiac recipes
will take you to sensual new heights!"--Sirio Maccioni, owner of Le Cirque 2000
2. The New InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook by Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge
Also part of my cookbook library, I love the design, photography, format and the carefully selected recipes all with a slant on cooking with aphrodisiacs.
From Amazon.com: While the jury's out on which foods, if any, are true aphrodisiacs, the authors contend that "anyone who has served an elaborate candlelit meal, painstakingly prepared with love, knows the potential power of food." The newly expanded and revised edition of this 1997 cookbook features a bevy of recipes that may win the heart of that special someone. Ranging from simple Strawberries Drenched in Honeyed Cream to the more elaborate Orange Blossom Panna Cotta and Grilled Vietnamese Gingered Beef Rolls, lovers of all stripes are sure to discover a new favorite.
3. The Seduction Cookbook by Diane Brown
From Amazon.com: In The Seduction Cookbook, author Diane Brown offers much more than romantic recipe secrets. She teaches how to heighten passion through appetizing anticipation, and shares tempting techniques for preparing and serving her creations.
Inside you'll find appetizers that will induce a little "fork-play" such as Chile Lime Shrimp; Rocket Salad with Black Mission Figs; and Ahi Tuna Ceviche with Advocado. Erotic entrees include Scallops with Asparagus and Ginger Beurre Blance and Sausages in Red Wine. And if you make it to dessert, try replacing low-carb with "low-garb" by enjoying the sweet sensation of Strawberries Stuffed with Mascarpone Cheese and Dark Chocolate or Poached Pears in Cardamom Syrup, among many others.
4. Booty Food by Jacqui Malouf
The title is a long one: Booty Food: A Date By Date, Nibble by Nibble, Course by Course Guide to Cultivating Love and Passion Through Food. And that it is. From your first date to every phase of your relationship, Jacqui has put together an alluring collection of recipes sure to win his /or her heart. I loved reading this cookbook as much as trying the recipes--Jacqui is a total treat and very very funny! A must have book for your collection. From Amazon.com:
-- Bobby Flay, Food Network
"Food Network star Malouf's tasty tome is a Valentine's Day-ready ode to appetizing aphrodisiacs."
-- Entertainment Weekly
"When it comes to a hot time in the kitchen, Jacqui is the Queen of Booty Duty!"
-- Al Roker, NBC Today Show
5. The Loin King by Ryan O'Horn
Here we have "366 sexy and uplifting aphrodisiacs to answer the call of the wild" From Amazon.com: The only thing better than sex is, well, more sex--and The Loin King makes sure everyone is ready to answer the call of the wild when it comes. Featuring the most popular libido enhancers devised by man (and woman), this engaging and enlightening little volume is a racy ride through the bedrooms of history. From the ancient Aztec avocado cure to Lord Byron's poetic plate of vermicelli, you will learn all you need to know about aphrodisiacs, past and present. No matter what your pleasure, you will find the concoction you need to spice up your sex life.