Friday, January 30, 2015

Aphrodisiacs and #TripleSBites

Many books have been written about aphrodisiac foods. Many, many, many. So, what are aphrodisiacs?


Aphrodisiacs are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Her roman name is Venus. I've always loved this painting by Botticelli: Nascita di Venere, the birth of Venus.


Nascita di Venere by Sandro Botticelli 1486

An aphrodisiac is anything that enhances one's mood for love; it can include tasty food, titillating conversation, a romantic moonlit stroll, or lacy lingerie! Aphrodisiacs may directly affect an the erogenous zones; they may also affect the mind, encourage relaxation and enhance lovemaking. Their shape, texture or smell may be reminiscent of sex.  Both sex and food are pleasurable and physical.

Whether you place any stock in the power of aphrodisiacs, I encourage you to share meals with your beloved. Give thanks. Enjoy beautiful, delicious, and healthful food. Eat al fresco; food tastes great when eaten outside. Relish the sensation of eating with your fingers. Inhale the aromas of your food. Savor. Sharing of food is simple. But it's also magical.

If you're wondering why in the world am I going on about aphrodisiacs, it's because a group of twenty bloggers, me included, will be kicking off an online blogging event on Monday: #TripleSBites. Three Ss - Spicy. Saucy. Sexy.

We'll be sharing recipes and ideas for romantic meals the whole year through. Hope you'll join us and get inspired.

Click for more details - including the participating bloggers and generous sponsors for the giveaway - about TripleSBites: here.

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