Afrodita: Racconti, ricette e altri afrodisiaci ePUB

Afrodita: Racconti, ricette e altri afrodisiaci I tried to read this because it came recommeded from a friend with impeccable taste Yeah, not so mcuh with this.It tried to hard to be sexy in a Nigella Lawson way, and just came off like a desperate middle aged, sex starved housewife While this may be the demographic they re going for it just sat all wrong with me It felt a bit like buying sexy knickers with your mum. Isabel Allende conosce il gusto lieve e giocoso della vita La troviamo alle prese con il mondo della cucina, tempio del piacere dei sensi e anticamera del piacere dei piaceri In un invito alla gioia dietro il grembiule, un gioco per nutrirsi e inebriarsi senza prendersi troppo sul serio Dalla salsa corallina alle pere ubriache, dall habanera di gamberi all insalata delle odalische, dalla zuppa scacciapensieri alle ciliegie civettuole un patrimonio di ricette piccanti e spiritose condite con le spezie dell ironia Dopo aver fatto un paio di giri completi nel mondo degli afrodisiaci, scopro che l unica cosa che davvero mi eccita l a E allora dedico queste divagazioni erotiche agli amanti che giocano e, perch no , anche agli uomini spaventati e alle donne malinconiche Mi pento delle diete, dei piatti prelibati rifiutati per vanit , come mi rammarico di tutte le occasioni di fare l a che ho lasciato correre Non posso separare l erotismo dal cibo e non vedo nessun buon motivo per farlo al contrario, ho intenzione di continuare a godere di entrambi fino a quando le forze e il buon u me lo consentiranno Da qui nasce l idea di questo libro, un viaggio senza carta geografica attraverso le regioni della memoria sensuale, l dove i confini tra l a e l appetito a volte sono talmente labili da confondersi completamente i don t think this was the allende book i should have read first when i decided i wanted to explore latin american literature and magical realism in particular i love the concept of food sensuality feminine spice and enjoy other books on the topic.however, the book did not quite translate into what i expected.for example, there is a description comparing a lover s kiss to a mussel inserted in your mouth which reminded me of the worst kissers in my life thus far hopefully ever zooming in i don t think this was the allende book i should have read first when i decided i wanted to explore latin american literature and magical realism in particular i love the concept of food sensuality feminine spice and enjoy other books on the topic.however, the book did not quite translate into what i expected.for example, there is a description comparing a lover s kiss to a mussel inserted in your mouth which reminded me of the worst kissers in my life thus far hopefully ever zooming in unstoppable and open mouthed before i closed my eyes and braced myself it did not strike me as a romantic description of a kiss perhaps it lost something in translation there are many different recipes included in the book most of them i would not make because they are time consuming or filled with ingredients i don t use the aphrodisiac qualities of certain foods and spices are listed in the book and that is something i can reread later the book is also illustrated throughout with sensual latin american influenced illustrations i don t know if that makes up for the mussel metaphor Even though I have forgotten herI continue to eat plum after plum.a haiku by james tipton included in the book.I remember plums I have eaten witheroticism than I remember the mussel tongued kissers of my life and, unfortunately, most of this book.recipes that include a slice of white bread as thickener as many of these do are not recipes i consider part of a sensual meal i am perhaps suffering from some kind of prejudice here Isabell Allende is my favorite writer This is the one book of hers I haven t tried reading because I thought it was just a cookbook An aphrodisiac cookbook, but stillIt s actually a really good essay on what are aphrodisiacs, and how they are viewed in different times, and even in different cultures.Also, her amazing writing is still very obvious, even if it s not in magic realism form She s as witty and sarcastic as ever.I haven t gone through all the recipes yet, but there s some I want Isabell Allende is my favorite writer This is the one book of hers I haven t tried reading because I thought it was just a cookbook An aphrodisiac cookbook, but stillIt s actually a really good essay on what are aphrodisiacs, and how they are viewed in different times, and even in different cultures.Also, her amazing writing is still very obvious, even if it s not in magic realism form She s as witty and sarcastic as ever.I haven t gone through all the recipes yet, but there s some I want to take note of, that s for sure.Really awesome book and lot better than I was expecting This was a strange book Fascinating at times, dull at others, and occasionally plain puzzling as in, where IS she going with this 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 Aphrodisiacs, if you will 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 By the time I got through This was a strange book Fascinating at times, dull at others, and occasionally plain puzzling as in, where IS she going with this 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 Aphrodisiacs, if you will 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 By the time I got through the stories and the exhaustive lists of all foods ever possibly considered to be aphrodisiacs whether by virtue of chemical powers or crude visual insinuations , I must admit that I was too worn out to bother looking through the allegedly rigorously tested recipes at the end of the book, written by Allende s mother I think the book servedto convince me that the mythical power of aphrodisiacs is a bunch of bunk, rather than a tantalizing possibility Hot That is the only word I can think of to describe this novel It defintely has the Allende flavor of magical realism and picturesque description I picked it up thinking it was a food memoir, but it isof an exploration of the connection between food, sex and love The recipes are her grandmothers and you can feel the familial connection in the pages The chapter describing the advice to her stepson on dating was downright funny and quite erotic I liked the book, but it is not my favor Hot That is the only word I can think of to describe this novel It defintely has the Allende flavor of magical realism and picturesque description I picked it up thinking it was a food memoir, but it isof an exploration of the connection between food, sex and love The recipes are her grandmothers and you can feel the familial connection in the pages The chapter describing the advice to her stepson on dating was downright funny and quite erotic I liked the book, but it is not my favorite Allende novel It moves a little slow in parts It is provocative and entertaining for a fun read, it just takes a little while to get through Gosh, it is slow to read this book it definitely requires a particulate mood, which I don t possess at all times. Isabel Allende is a deliciously entertaining, no bullshit writer and cook After reading this memoir, I want not only to read her other works, but to cook a 5 course dinner with her aphrodisiac centered, of course. Should be read in bed aloud to one s lover as s he applies the whipped cream 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 and the lives of the famous lovers of the past Less prurient than passionate, even the book itself is a sensuous experience, printed as it is on heavy paper and lushly illustrated To be sampled, savored, or devoured, as the m Should be read in bed aloud to one s lover as s he applies the whipped cream 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 and the lives of the famous lovers of the past Less prurient than passionate, even the book itself is a sensuous experience, printed as it is on heavy paper and lushly illustrated To be sampled, savored, or devoured, as the mood strikes This is a very seductive 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 It is also very beautifully written and has lovely artwork within it I have used this book as research for school as well as for my personal ventures and have never regretted purchasing it If the sensualty of food is important to your pallete then this book is a must.


About the Author: Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean American novelist Allende, who writes in the magic realism tradition, is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at several US colleges She currently resides in California with her husband Allende adopted U.S citizenship in 2003.


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