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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Aug 10, Carrie rated it liked it 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 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.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Telling stories, playing verbal games and flirting with words like shuttlecocks, these are the real turn-on for 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. I haven’t gone through all the recipes yet, but there’s some I want to take note of, that’s for sure. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.

Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean-American novelist. Fascinating at times, dull at others, and occasionally plain puzzling as in, where IS she going with this? Panchita Llona Recipe Creator.

Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses by Isabel Allende

Read this book and its poetery, short stories, anecdotes, legends, and yes, recipes, and you may come to agree, even if you’re not a foodie or an honest pig. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at several US colleges.

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Jan 12, Kira McGann rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? And Allende has this isaebl. Readers will find here recipes from Allende’s isbael, 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.

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Allende’s “erotic meanderings” give pleasure. An ode to sensuality that is an irresistible isabek of memory, imagination and the senses, Aphrodite is familiar territory for readers who know her fiction.

Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses

After considerable research and study, she has become an authority on aphrodisiacs, which include everything from food and drink to stories and, of course, love. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. The tone of her prose is persuasively warm and inviting, but also down-to-earth: Oct 12, Bobbi Miller rated it really liked it.

Jan 23, Joana Augusto rated it it was amazing Shelves: She’s as witty and sarcastic as ever. I loved every delicious word. She has a sure sense of the delicate relations between eros and writing. The chapter describing the advice to her stepson on dating was downright funny and quite erotic.

Frankly, a lot of the recipes are so rich, involved and time-consuming that they could replace actual sex, with all the energy and time spent making and tasting them I’m not sure I could even eat once done, much less do anything else. Feb iabel, Anne rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I tried to read this because it came recommeded from a friend with impeccable taste.

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Ma non aveva parlato poco prima del grande potere afrodisiaco di mammelle di vacca, vulve di pecora e palle di toro? Siempre me da cierto remordimiento, pero no tiene sentir seguir perdiendo el tiempo con algo que no te gusta. This is because it’s not a serious attempt to prove or disprove aphrodisiac qualities of food, it is, as the title states, a memoir of the senses, a scrapbook of sensuality, and Allende considers cooking and eating to be sensual activities.

The Inhabited Woman Gioconda Belli. 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.

Isabell Allende is my favorite writer. Allenxe aims to amuse, to titillate, and to entertain us apgrodite the lore of food and sex, a few choice morsels from her own experience and fantasy life, and occasionally to advise aspiring seducers and seductresses. E poi, con tutto quell’aglio e quella cipolla per me queste ricette sono tutt’altro che afrodisiache!

Return to Book Page. It defintely has the Allende flavor of magical realism and picturesque description. Published April 7th by Harper Perennial first published Less prurient than passionate, even the book itself is a sensuous experience, printed as it is on heavy paper and lushly illustrated.

A volte l’ho trovata un po’ contraddittoria, come quando nell’introduzione delle carni rosse afrodisiache scrive: