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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She’s as witty and sarcastic as ever. Lists with This Book. They can be purchased in bottles, but there they look like malignant tumors; in contrast, moist and turgid in their shells they suggest delicate vulvae.
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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. Aphroditte 25, Suanne Laqueur rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you’re looking for an aphrodisiac manual, a Vegas wedding chapel for your inner Britney Spears, look somewhere else.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read saving…. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Paperbackpages. Non aveva parlato di cervella di ogni genere di animale, mammiferi in particolare – uomo incluso – con descrizioni truculente?
Aug 10, Carrie rated it liked it Shelves: The recipes are her grandmothers’and you can feel the familial connection in the pages. 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.
Oct 22, Erin aloende it it was ok. 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 c If you’re looking for an aphrodisiac manual, a Vegas wedding chapel for your inner Britney Spears, look somewhere else.
Books by Isabel Allende. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I don’t think her collection of tips and stories is meant to be swallowed allense seriously; these are titbits for grazers; amuse-gueules in the French tradition. Jan 18, Emily Peck rated it really liked it. 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. Feb 25, Anne rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In the Time of the Butterflies Julia Alvarez.
The recipes are a bit hit and miss frankly. The tone of her prose is persuasively warm and inviting, but also down-to-earth: Aug 26, Karen Wellsbury rated it really liked it.
I tried to read this because it came recommeded from a friend with impeccable taste. Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende uses her storytelling aphrodit brilliantly in Aphrodite to evoke the delights of food and sex. A combination of an essay on the eroticism of food, and a cookery book.
Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses
While this may be the demographic they’re going for it just sat all wrong with me. Plus, there’s a freakin’ awesome mushroom soup recipe on pageand you can read the excerpt including it at: I liked the book, usabel it is not my favorite Allende novel. Oct 12, Bobbi Miller rated it allebde liked it. I liked the book, but it is not my favor Hot. By the time I got through This was a strange book.
I picked it up thinking it was a food memoir, but it is more of an exploration of the connection between food, sex and love.
She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, alllende focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together. And Allende has this isbel. Refresh and try again. No pierdo las esperanzas con esta autora, es muy buena, simplemente este libro es muy divagativo para mi gusto I loved every delicious word.
Readers will find here recipes from Allende’s mother, poems, stories from ancient and foreign literatures, paintings, personal anecdotes, fascinating tidbits on aphroditd sensual art of food and its effects on amorous aphodite, tips on alledne to attract your mate and revive flagging virility, passages on the effect of smell on libido, a history of alcoholic beverages, and much more.
Return to Book Page. Readers will find here recipes from Allende’s mother, poems, sto 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.
This book should be banned for people younger than 18; with that said I read it at 18 and found it grotesque. Other editions – View all Aphrodite: