I love cooking! I love cooking books of all sorts, I love having a lot of kitchen supplies (that I may never use) and I love this book! And I’ll give you two more reasons: all recipes here are using as main ingredients some of my favorite elements (like fish and fruits) and it covers a range of recipes I was not focused on before – aphrodisiacs.
The book is very well structured and each chapter introduces the reader with the qualities of each element. The combinations are easy to follow and they are very detailed. It has everything you need for your taste buds.
Do you like salads? Well, here you have over 30 salad recipes destined to boost your love side. You’ve got fish, seafood, chocolate, fruits and even drinks. You can prepare a healthy diner for your partner just by following these easy instructions. I found them friendly and well detailed and definitely you don’t have to be an expert to prepare them.
I like the index at the back of the book, as it helped me identify some of my other favorite ingredients and where or how I can combine them with the main elements of this book.
To conclude, I find it very useful and a title worth having, regardless if you cook for yourself or others. The recipes are not only aphrodisiacs but also tasty and fun to make. Enjoy and Bon Appetite!
As the title says this book presents 209 recipes to spice your love life, but this one is not a simple cookbook. The book presents the recipes according to groups (Vegetables, Fish, Seafood, Nuts, Fruits, Chocolate and Love Potions, Hot Drinks, and Spicy Teas). Before presenting the recipes the author explains why the group is an aphrodisiac and presents different examples of said group (for example in the Seafood section she introduces shrimps, squid, etc.) giving the book an educational tone. I liked that is not just: "try this recipe and you will have better sex".
Besides being divided into groups the book has all kind of recipes, you have salads, desserts, beverages, cold and hot dishes. Also, most recipes are really easy to do. Some of them included exotic ingredients, I know, but you cannot use the excuse of being too hard. The author wrote simple and detailed recipes that anyone of us can manage to do.
I really enjoyed the book, not only because it's about food and how to spice sex but also because I learned about so many characteristics and properties of certain food.
This is a very well written cookbook. Has loads of recipes for any occasion. Each recipes is very descriptive so you'll never have to be confused when cooking your favorite dish. Very friendly to beginners and great for advanced expert cooks as well.
I had bought the original version of this cookbook before and was notified by the author that a new and smaller edition of it was available. I loved the beauty of the first one, but this one takes the cake for convenience. I am happy to have both in my kitchen now. I have experimented with so many of the recipes and they are as tasty as they are creative though i don't know enough to speak for the science of their erotic nature. I will certianly say they are very healthy and hearty. I am especially partial to the fish section of recipes and also some of the seafood.
I enjoyed Olga's informative food book. It is simple and uses mostly real whole food ingredients. I like the simplicity AND the fact that Olga recommends using culinary herbs that enhance the nutritional wellbeing of every body cell, therefore you.
This is the perfect date night book. The recipes are super simple to follow, and all are meant to spice up your love life. I don't know if they will, chemically, but following the instructions to make a meal with your partner sure is fun.
So far I've tried a few recipes. The one's I've tried are good... nothing so far has knocked my socks off. However, a few dishes have made it onto our meal plans list options. I do like that a lot of the cooking items are usually items we keep on hand. The recipes are easy to make and follow. It's very clear and concise. My main problem with the book is the binding. Seems silly, right? However, what do you do when you're using a cookbook for directions? You prop it up and open it up to the page you need. Well with its current binding, it flops back closed. It needs some type of ring binder or something so it can stay open without holding it down.
Now as far as this helping in the bedroom, I didn't feel any difference in body chemistry. I wonder if it's something you need to eat daily to notice? I'm not sure.
Intimacy on the Plate is a unique cookbook that will both educate and enthrall. Included are a little over 200 recipes, all involving some form of aphrodisiac. The book is broken down by category (veggies, nuts, fish, fruits, etc), and the back of the book includes an ingredient list so you can easily find a recipe to try based on what you currently have on hand, or what you plan to buy the next time you go to the store.
This cookbook not only includes recipes, but it also includes some very interesting and educational science behind foods known to be aphrodisiacs. There were some I knew were considered to boost desire, and some that surprised me. Like almonds. I didn't know they were an aphrodisiac, and considering they're one of my favorite foods, I enjoyed discovering how unique they really can be.
The one thing I kind of missed was pictures. I know this is the Extra Trim Edition, and pictures were left out to make the book a little smaller, but I would have liked a few here and there to showcase what the finished product of certain recipes looked like. Even if it was in black and white, I wouldn't have minded.
Overall, though, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the facts behind the foods mentioned in Intimacy on the Plate. If you're looking for a new cookbook that will titillate your senses, give this one a whirl. I'd recommend it.
I was sent a copy of Intimacy on the Plate: 209 Aphrodisiac Recipes to Spice Up Your Love Life at Home Tonight from the publisher for free for my honest review.
What I love about this cookbook is that it is not only a cookbook but it also tells you what ingredients do what as well as which foods work better for men and which work better for women. There is a lot of information as well as recipes to help you get “in the mood”.
The recipes are divided into categories such as vegetables, fish, seafood, nuts, fruits, chocolate, and even a section for drinks & “love potions”.
Most of the recipes are easy to understand and only have a handful of ingredients, however, some have ingredients that I have never heard of and aren’t sold at my local supermarket. So that is something to keep in mind. I have yet to figure out where to buy those ingredients or if there is a similar substitute for them.
This is definitely a cookbook for anyone who is tired of the same ole recipes remade like you find in many cookbooks that are sold.