Afrodita : Cuentos, Recetas Y Otros Afrodisíacos/Aphrodite : A Memoir Of The Senses : Cuentos, Recetas Y Otros Afrodisíacos by Isabel Allende
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New York Times bestselling author, Isabel Allende, weaves her magic as a storyteller in her book, Aphrodite, celebrating the joys of the sensual life. In this rich and humorous masterpiece, Allende skillfully combines personal narratives and a treasury of erotic lore, under the patronage of the Goddess of Love. Drawing inspiration from her research and expertise on aphrodisiacs, Allende explores the pleasures of food and sex with immense charm.
Aphrodite takes the reader on a delightful journey through the sensual arts, intertwining personal memories, global folklore, historical legends, and memorable moments from literature – including erotic literature. With equal parts humor and insight, Allende serves up a banquet of fascinating facts about the aphrodisiac powers of food and drinks. She offers both ancient and modern suggestions to attract a lover, ignite sexual desire, prolong intimacy, and revive waning virility. Digging into the cauldron of history, she also regales us with stories of lascivious appetites of memorable figures like Emperor Nero, Catherine the Great, and even the notorious Madame du Barry of France.
This ode to sensuality is a perfect blend of memory, imagination, and the senses – an irresistible concoction that will resonate with readers familiar with Allende’s fiction. In Aphrodite, readers will find a treasure trove of Allende’s mother’s recipes, poems, ancient and foreign literary excerpts, paintings, personal anecdotes, intriguing insights into the sensual nature of food and its impact on lovemaking, as well as tips on enhancing desire and reigniting passion. From the effect of smell on libido to the history of alcoholic beverages, this book offers something for everyone.