Thursday, 13 June 2013

Sex and food have been intertwined ever since the first man got evicted from the Garden of Eden, just for accepting an afternoon snack from a naked woman.Entire volumes have been written about the power of aphrodisiacs, those irresistible substances that many are convinced will make sex more pleasurable, not to mention easier to get. Lately, that includes a number of cookbooks offering recipes that incorporate the world's most sensual foods with the goal of . . . well, you know!

There are more such publications than you might think. I know this because I spent the last couple of weeks paging through more than a half-dozen e-books with steamy titles on my Kindle. One was so naughty, it included a parental advisory on the cover, along with a salmon recipe "guaranteed to get women in bed"; another paired recipes with racy poems and even racier pictures. Who knew a pair of apples photographed just so could be so sexy?

Stuffed Strawberries
"Strawberries are the perfect food for hand-feeding your lover," They're also shaped like perfect little red hearts.

·          1 pint fresh strawberries
·          8 ounces cream cheese
·          1/4 cup powdered sugar
·          1 teaspoon vanilla extract
·          1 graham cracker, crumbled
·          Parsley, for garnish

1. Slice the stem off each strawberry and stand upright on platter.    Criss-cross cut berries deep enough to fill but not enough to break.

2. Slightly squeeze the strawberry to create opening for filling.
In small bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and extract and mix until smooth. Place filling in a piping bag with a round tip. Fill strawberries completely to the top with mixture. Sprinkle with crumbled graham cracker.

3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, using parsley as a garnish for an island feel.

Warm Regard: Cheffy Ravi Rai