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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses. Isabel Allende, Author, Robert Shekter, Illustrator, Margaret Sayers Peden, Translator HarperCollins Publishers $26 ( p). Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende uses her storytelling skills brilliantly in Aphrodite to evoke the delights of food and sex. After co. Aphrodite by Isabel Allende – book cover, description, publication history.

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An aphrodisiac cookbook, but alldnde The chapter describing the advice to her stepson on dating was downright funny and quite erotic. I tried to read this because it came recommeded from a friend with impeccable taste.

Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean-American novelist. I don’t think her collection of tips and stories is meant to aphroite swallowed too seriously; these are titbits for grazers; amuse-gueules in the French tradition. Readers will find here recipes from Issabel mother, poems, stories from ancient and foreign literatures, paintings, personal allendf, fascinating tidbits on the sensual art of food and its effects on amorous performance, tips on how to attract your mate and revive flagging virility, passages on the effect of smell on libido, a history of alcoholic beverages, and much more.

She currently resides in California with her husband. Books by Isabel Allende. I think the book served more to convince me that the mythical power of aphrodisiacs is a bunch of bunk, rather than a tantalizing possibility. Recipes, Stories and Other Aphrodisiacs Author s: She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together.

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I have iwabel this book as research for school as well as for my personal ventures and have never regretted purchasing it. Jan 18, Emily Peck rated it really liked it. An elegant grandmother ponders the erotic side of food and the most delicious aspects of eros.

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Apr 03, kate added it. Illustrations, tastefully sensual, are provided by Robert Schechter. To be sampled, savored, or devoured, as the mood strikes. Aphrodiye will find here recipes from Allende’s mother, poems, stories from ancient and foreign literatures, paintings, personal anecdotes, fascinating tidbits on the sensual art of foodand its effects on amorous performance, tips on how to attract your mate and revive flagging virility, passages on the effect of smell on libido, a history of alcoholic beverages, and much more.

It’s about zest for life, though; aplende it after Paula to appreciate Allende’s correlation between various forms of appetite jsabel life. Mar 06, Aphrodute rated it really liked it. As a combintion of cook book, food history book, and dictionary of adphrodisiacs; this book serves as a very informative and useful tool in many areas of our lives if you catch my drift. Lavishly illustrated, this fascinating, personal guide to all things erotic encompasses a multicultural history of seduction through food; ancient and modern stories and poems about sex and eating; titillating recipes and advice.

Telling stories, playing verbal games and flirting with words like shuttlecocks, these are the real turn-on for Allende.

Peden’s translation has verve and allsnde. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. It tried to hard to be sexy in a Nigella Lawson way, and just came off like a desperate middle aged, sex starved housewife. Sono rimasta un po’ delusa da questo libro: The tone of her prose is persuasively warm and inviting, but also down-to-earth: I remember plums I have eaten with more eroticism than I remember the mussel tongued kissers of my life and, unfortunately, most of this book.

As some reviewers have pointed out, almost every food item on the planet is considered apyrodite have erotic connotations to Allende, be they visual, olfactory or legendary, she can make it seem sexy.


Come sempre, quando si tratta di ricette, confesso di avere la puzza sotto al naso, soprattutto quando mi vedo presentati dei classici della cucina italiana stravolti secondo il gusto sudamericano. She’s as witty and sarcastic as ever. Allende brings her own special brand of magical realism to this catalogue of aphrodisiacs and erotic lore, interspersing recipes and historical trivia with stories of love and sex from her life and the lives of the famous lovers of the past. She has a sure sense of the delicate relations between eros and writing.

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A volte l’ho trovata un po’ contraddittoria, come quando nell’introduzione delle carni rosse afrodisiache scrive: In the Time of the Butterflies Julia Alvarez. Goodreads aphroodite you keep track of books you want to read. Her tact amplifies the eros that pornography kills. I did love Allende’s sauciness and odd split personality–very accepting of people’s oddities on one hand, and slyly judgmental on the other hand.

In fondo sono poi presenti diverse ricette – organizzate secondo i criteri di un qualsiasi libro di cucina: Read this book and its poetery, short stories, anecdotes, legends, and yes, recipes, and you may come to agree, even if you’re not a foodie or an honest pig.


Jan 23, Joana Augusto rated it it was amazing Shelves: Be the first to discover new talent! Isabell Allende is my favorite writer. And Allende has this ability. Qualche momento godibile, ma nell’insieme non mi ha entusiasmato.