Updated: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:45:00 GMT | By Rosie Birkett
Best aphrodisiac recipes

We’ve put together some recipes centred around aphrodisiac ingredients that are sure to get those pulses racing...



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As chef Mark Douglas Hill, creator of Bloodshot vodka points out in the introduction to his new book The Aphrodisiac Encyclopaedia, “an exuberant enjoyment of gastronomy does not always prelude a postprandial degustation of more fleshy delights...” Or, in other words, enjoying a rich, indulgent meal with your loved one can quite often put a dampener on getting amorous later on. But there are certain ingredients that fuel, rather than extinguish the flames of desire. Hill explores these in his book, which includes heart-throb dishes such as truffle linguine with savoy cabbage and lardons, and rose and pomegranate Turkish delight. From vitamin E-rich foods such as asparagus and avocado to the circulation-stimulating properties of chilli, here we give you some aphrodisiac-based recipes to try out on your object of desire.

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