History is rife with the human pursuit of aphrodisiacs in many forms. Scientific tests have proven that some aromas can cause a greater effect on the body than the actual ingestion of foods. The name comes from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexuality and love. In this modern age of love potions, potent elixirs, pills and synthetic chemicals, the Ancients had the right idea. They discovered foods, drinks and behaviors that increased sexual desires. This holiday season, be inspired to use foods that inspire the senses....Honey, Truffles, Strawberries, Oysters, Cinnamon, Caviar, Pomegranate, Figs & Asparagus.
Oh, & I found this amazing Aphrodisiac Cooking class, taught by award winning ChefFed, in case you happen to be in NYC anytime over the holidays!
There’s a reason it’s called a “honeymoon.” Honey has long been associated with sexual desire — it’s been called the nectar of Aphrodite. In medieval times, people would drink mead (a fermented honey drink) to increase sexual desire. Not enough basis to give you a sweet tooth? Well, honey is rich in B vitamins, the same vitamins needed for testosterone production.
A holiday party is not quite the same without EggNog, which incorporates both honey & cinnamon (oh, and the added rum never hurt anyone!)
COCONUT CREAM HONEY EGGNOG
3 tbsp. - honey
1 cup - coconut milk
½ cup - condensed milk
1 cup - evaporated milk
2 - egg yolks
2 tsp. - cinnamon, ground
1 cup - rum, (optional)
Place the three milks, the cinnamon and the yolks in a blender and blend. Next, pour the mixture into a medium-sized saucepan and cook over low-medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add the rum and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain to eliminate any solid residue. Store the eggnog in the refrigerator for 5 to 8 hours before serving.
*The rum can be left out for a kid-friendly version.
Recipe Credit: honey.com