Interestingly, if you look for these aphrodisiac spices and herbs you will find them in the oldest of cuisines: Greek and Chinese. Herbs like garlic, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon, ginger, mandrake root, lavender, are all considered aphrodisiac foods and are common in ancient Greek and Chinese cuisine. Seems even the ancients understood how important food is to set the mood for love.
Saint Valentines became a symbol of love because he was a priest in the 3rd Century who deified the emperor and performed marriages in the face of the emperor's ban on weddings. Even after he was imprisoned, he performed the marriage of the emperor's daughter and the captain of his guard. For this he was hanged on February 14th.
This year, lure the one you have the hots for with a beautiful and delicious dinner. Whether your seductive Valentine's Day dinner is at your favorite bistro or at home, remember the greatest of all desire enhancers is delicious food prepared with love and care.
To help set the mood, here are two of my favorite, easy, seductive recipes perfect for a Valentine's Day meal.
"Food is the only thing that one loves from the day you're born 'till the day you die."
-George Bernard Shaw
Poached pears make a terrific, simple to make dessert for Valentines Day.
Here is a little elegant appetizer for Valentine's Day
These little add-on recipes will make the plainest meal spectacular.
Much Love and Happy Valentines Day!
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