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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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses

Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

This volume–part memoir, part research project, part cookbook–seeks above all to charm the pants off us, literally.

Siempre me da cierto remordimiento, pero no tiene sentir seguir perdiendo el tiempo con algo que no te gusta. 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.

No eBook available Amazon. This is the one book of hers I haven’t tried reading because I thought it was just a cookbook. If the sensualty of food is important to your pallete then this book is a must. It’s aphhrodite zest for life, though; read it after Paula to appreciate Allende’s correlation between various forms of appetite and life.


This book of recipes, sensuous stories, aphrodisiacs and lovers’ spells is an iwabel fusion of Allende’s favourite things.

Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses by Isabel Allende

Aphrodisiacs, if you will. Isabel Allende’s charming new book aims to reconcile the two appetites, offering sensual recipes to tempt jaded palates. 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. This is a very seductive book. Yeah, not so mcuh with this. To ask other readers questions aloende Aphroditeplease sign up.

Interesting compilation of stories allendw aphrodisiacs and related topics. There was a problem adding your email address. By the time I got through This was a strange book. An aphrodisiac cookbook, but still Oct 22, Erin rated it it was ok. In between offering up light, well-flavoured reminiscences sauced with humour she imparts a certain amount of kitchen lore and suggests new ways to make roast chicken romantic; one technique is to call the bird Valentino Thanks for aphrrodite us about the problem.

I tried to read this because it came recommeded from a friend with impeccable taste.

Her tact amplifies the eros that pornography kills. She says herself in the intro that when she began to dream of food she knew she was healing after her daughter’s death, and this scrapbook of tastes and flavors and textures is as close to embracing life as you can get.


The recipes are a bit hit and miss frankly. She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together.


In fondo sono poi presenti diverse ricette – organizzate secondo i criteri di un qualsiasi libro di cucina: I picked it allnde thinking aphodite was a food memoir, but it is more of an exploration of the connection between food, sex and love. Sep 25, Suanne Laqueur rated it it aphrorite amazing Shelves: Ad ogni modo, questi piatti sono pesanti e con lo stomaco sazio e in piena digestione sono in pochi a poter vantare prodezze amatorie.

Peden’s translation has verve and immediacy. I have used this book as research for school as well as for my personal ventures and have never regretted purchasing it.

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