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Martha Hopkins

First introduced in 1997 to rave reviews and now an international bestseller from the US to Australia, The New InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook includes more than 145 aphrodisiac recipes for love and romance.  

Couples everywhere love this book for its romantic results, not to mention its sensual images of food set on the backdrop of the human body, its tasty recipes home-tested by couples across the country, and its thorough appendix with recommended aphrodisiac vendors. The book also includes recipes for edible massage oils and bath salts, and charts for choosing the right aphrodisiac for the season of year, time of day, or even stage of the relationship.

InterCourses is organized by foods that have been considered aphrodisiac ingredients throughout history--chocolate, asparagus, chiles, coffee, basil, grapes, strawberries, honey, artichokes, black beans, oysters, rosemary, edible flowers, pine nuts, avocados, libations/alcohol, and figs. 

Each chapter begins with a photograph of food on the body--an asparagus skirt, a maillot of pine nuts, a tribal necklace of figs. The images bring the food to life in a fresh light, transforming ordinary foods into extraordinary aphrodisiacs.

That’s what InterCourses is for us: an introduction to the experience of aphrodisiacs. It’s an experience for anyone who can believe in the magic of food combined with a little bit of ambiance or love. With sensuality or eroticism. With simplicity or grandiosity. From the anticipated anniversary dinner to the unexpected glass of fresh-squeezed juice, the act of preparing food for another (or with another) speaks louder and clearer than most words. It says, with no exceptions, I love you. I want you. I care for you. You are worth the effort.

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