The secret to successful aphrodisiacs is in the alchemy of creating, and this book is designed to increase sensuality to support the proper mood while concocting aphrodisiac recipes. Each section of the book is short and sweet, designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of alchemy and herbal medicine. This is a recipe book for creating aphrodisiac treats that increase sexual desire, passion, sensation, vitality, stamina and intensify orgasm. Ashley offers her own discoveries of blending and creating raw chocolate treats as a tool for simple kitchen alchemy and suggestions for romantic bedroom menus. And at the end is a guide to sexy seduction with your own homemade aphrodisiacs! Ashley Apple is a sexuality educator whose workshops, retreats and online classes provide an essential yet playful education for a healthy, juicy, satisfied sex life. Her fun and grounded teaching style is a culmination of years of experience as a certified clinical herbalist, yoga teacher and massage therapist. She is the creator of the online video series, The Juicy Living Course. www.ashleyapple.com
Release on 2012-01-16 | by Jonathan Deutsch,Natalya Murakhver
A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World
Author: Jonathan Deutsch,Natalya Murakhver
Category: Social Science
This thoroughly engaging encyclopedia considers the rich diversity of unfamiliar foods eaten around the world. • Approximately 100 entries • A representative recipe for each entry • Photographs and drawings • Suggested readings for each entry • Alphabetical and geographical lists of entries • A selected bibliography
Since colonial times, Latin American women writers have appropriated food as a strategy to express central issues of power, expression, and culture that affect their gender. Food is still an important topic in their production. Moreover, as weight and eating disorders have become more prominent in public discourse, we see a considerable expansion of the trope of food. Women authors turn their attention to the conflictive relationship between food, weight, and body image for women. They denounce the current misguided notions of feminine beauty, according to which only the young, skinny body is attractive. Moreover, they assert that these views are just another tool by which patriarchy exerts control over women now that they have finally succeeded in becoming active participants in all social spaces. There is presently an immense scholarly interest in Latin American female literary production, specifically on the subject of the body. Latin American publications on weight and eating disorders abound, especially in the fields of psychology and sociology. However, there are only a few articles addressing these themes in the fictional work of Latin American women authors. What Is Eating Latin American Women Writers fills a theoretical void because it speaks to an ever-growing interest in Latin American literature about women, food, and the body. This study not only traces for the first time the historical development of the topics of food, eating consumption, and body image but also features well-known authors and others who are yet to be discovered in United States. The book contributes to the ongoing critical dialogue about women and food by offering an analysis of food, weight, and eating disorders in Latin American and Latina literary production. It demonstrates that since the 1990s, authors have been expanding the subject of food by exploring its connection to the social and cultural pressures associated with the postmodern obsession with the thin body. The texts in What Is Eating Latin American Women Writers are examined with an interdisciplinary critical approach that considers cultural, sociological, psychoanalytic, and feminist theories. It takes into consideration the specificity of Latin American cultures and it combines Latin American theories with those brought forth by North American and European critics in an effort to account more accurately for the idiosyncratic manifestations presently occurring in Latin American writings. Another valuable contribution of this book is its focus on writers from a spectrum of countries - Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and the United States. Furthermore, these writers express themselves in a range of genres that include epistle, essay, novel, poetry, short story, and film. Some of the texts have received critical attention while others are yet to be translated into English or even recognized outside the countries where they were published. Another essential aspect of the book is its deliberate reflection on food and the body by means of texts from the seventeenth-century to the twenty-first-century. This book will be welcome addition to all levels in Latin American studies, especially Latin American women literature, since the work will be valuable to scholars and accessible to students. Scholars interested in gender studies, women's studies, feminist theories, and critical literary analysis will also find this to be an important resource. -- Publisher's website.
Khanna Sutra: Food Lessons in Love presents a rich collection of recipes guaranteed to make the experience of cooking for your loved ones, an enjoyable one. In each recipe, Chef Vikas Khanna invokes passion through the innovative use of different aphrodisiacs. Classified into sections like Aphrodisiacs, Soups, Salads, Fish & Shellfish, Meat & Poultry, Vegetables, Sides, Desserts and Drinks, each recipe of Khanna Sutra has an international edge. ... --From publisher's website.
The "Scribner Writers Series has set the standard for literary reference for more than 25 years. In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and a styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political concerns for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in the more than 17 sets comprising this series. To see listings of writers for any volume in this section, go to the "Scribner Writers Series section online at www.gale.com/scribners. The 36 essays include eight sorely-needed revisions and 28 on writers who have come to the fore since the publication of the base set in 1989. Coverage includes Isabel Allende, Guillermo Cabrero Infante, Ernesto Cardenal and more.