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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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.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Illustrations, tastefully sensual, are provided by Robert Schechter. 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. I don’t think her collection of tips and stories is meant to be swallowed too aphroddite these are titbits for grazers; amuse-gueules in the French tradition.

Ad ogni modo, questi piatti sono pesanti e con lo stomaco sazio e in piena digestione sono in pochi a poter vantare prodezze amatorie.

To see what your friends allebde of this book, please sign up. An elegant grandmother ponders the erotic side of food and the most delicious aspects of eros.

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. She aphdodite lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at several US colleges.


Apr 03, kate added it. I picked it up thinking it was a food memoir, but it is more of an exploration of the connection between food, sex and aphroite. Allende, who writes in the “magic realism” tradition, is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America. Aug 26, Karen Wellsbury rated it really liked it.


Fascinating at times, dull at others, and occasionally plain puzzling as in, where IS she going with this? A combination of an essay on the eroticism of food, and a cookery book.

If the sensualty of food is important to your pallete then this book is a must. A Woman’s Passion for Travel: 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.

E poi, con tutto quell’aglio e quella cipolla per me queste ricette sono tutt’altro che afrodisiache! Non aveva parlato di cervella di ogni genere di animale, mammiferi in particolare – uomo incluso – con descrizioni truculente?

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A volte l’ho trovata un po’ contraddittoria, come quando nell’introduzione delle carni rosse afrodisiache scrive: It felt a bit like buying sexy knickers with your mum.

Aphrodite by Isabel Allende

It’s about zest for life, though; read it after Paula to appreciate Allende’s correlation between various forms of appetite and life. Panchita Llona Recipe Creator.

This is the one book of hers I haven’t tried reading because I thought it was just a cookbook. After considerable research and study, she has become an authority on aphrodisiacs, which include everything from food and drink to stories and, of course, love.

Isabel Allende – Aphrodite

Readers 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 food and its effects on pahrodite 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.


Isabel Allende’s charming new book aims to reconcile the two appetites, offering sensual recipes to tempt jaded palates. Readers will find here recipes from Allende’s mother, poems, sto Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende uses her storytelling skills brilliantly in Aphrodite iaabel evoke allends delights of food and sex. I tried to read this because it came recommeded from a friend with impeccable taste. Aphrodisiacs, if you will. Refresh and try again. Not my cup of tea.

Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses

References to this book A Woman’s Passion for Travel: Sep 25, Suanne Laqueur rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. The essay is beautifully written and the writing sensual, reflecting both Allende’s style and the subject matter. There was a problem adding your email address. She aims to amuse, to titillate, and to entertain us with the lore of food and sex, a few choice morsels from her own experience and fantasy life, and occasionally to advise aspiring seducers and seductresses.