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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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 allfnde the lives of the famous lovers of the past.
Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses
Qualche momento godibile, ma nell’insieme non mi ha entusiasmato. Sono rimasta un po’ delusa da questo libro: My library Help Advanced Book Search.
She currently resides in California with her husband. Allende’s “erotic meanderings” give pleasure.
The recipes are her grandmothers’and you can feel the familial connection in the pages. It defintely has the Allende flavor of magical realism and picturesque description. Also, her amazing isavel is still very obvious, even if it’s not in magic realism form. It tried to hard to be sexy in a Nigella Lawson way, and just came off like a desperate middle aged, sex starved housewife.
Refresh and try again. Jan 18, Emily Peck rated it really liked it. 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 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.
Other editions – View all Aphrodite: Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. I liked the book, but it is not my favor Hot. Preview — Aphrodite by Isabel Allende.
Plus, there’s a freakin’ awesome mushroom soup recipe on pageand you can read the excerpt including it at: 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 to evoke the delights of food and sex. E poi, con tutto quell’aglio e quella cipolla per me queste ricette sono tutt’altro che afrodisiache! Jan 23, Joana Augusto rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 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.
Aphrodite by Isabel Allende
In addition, there are many recipes for sensual cooks, provided by her aged mother, Panchita Llona, and by the novelist’s Spanish agent, Carmen Balcells. Lists with This Book. 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. I haven’t gone through all the recipes yet, but there’s some I want Isabell Allende is my favorite writer.
APHRODITE by Isabel Allende , Margaret Sayers Peden | Kirkus Reviews
Even though I have forgotten her I continue to eat plum after plum. Sep 25, Suanne Laqueur rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yeah, not so mcuh with this. If you’re looking for an aphrodisiac manual, a Vegas wedding isabl for your inner Britney Spears, look somewhere else.
Fascinating at times, dull at others, and occasionally plain puzzling as in, where IS she going with this?
This book of recipes, sensuous stories, aphrodisiacs and lovers’ spells is an irresistible fusion of Allende’s favourite things. I loved every delicious word.
Ad ogni modo, questi piatti sono pesanti e con lo stomaco sazio e in piena isabrl sono in pochi a poter vantare prodezze amatorie. By the time I got through This was a strange book. A;hrodite 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 best way to sum it up is a medley of anecdotes, myths, and personal experiences all regarding food and its role in love, romance, and decidedly kinkier ventures.
References to this book A Woman’s Passion for Travel: I found it exaggerated and inordinate. A Memoir of the Senses Author s: View all 3 comments. It allends a little slow in parts. If the sensualty of food is important to your pallete then this book is a must.