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Aphrodite

(1998)
A Memoir of Senses
A collection of stories by

 
 
This book of recipes, sensuous stories, aphrodisiacs and lovers' spells is an irresistible fusion of Allende's favourite things. Lavishly illustrated, this fascinating, personal guide to all things erotic encompasses a multicultural history of seduction through food; ancient and modern stories and poems about sex and eating; titillating recipes and advice. Chapter titles include: Cooking in the Nude; The Spell of Smell; Death by Perfume; Table Manners; With the Tip of the Tongue; The Orgy; Sins of the Flesh; Love Potions, and Sauces and Other Essential Fluids. 'Just as the pleasures of eating can replace the pleasures of sex, so reading about food can provoke as much satisfaction as flicking through some soft porn. Isabel Allende's charming new book aims to reconcile the two appetites, offering sensual recipes to tempt jaded palates. I don't think her collection of tips and stories is meant to be swallowed too seriously; these are titbits for grazers; amuse-gueules in the French tradition. Not a pot-boiler; rather, a spicy word-salad... Telling stories, playing verbal games and flirting with words like shuttlecocks, these are the real turn-on for Allende. In between offering up light, well-flavoured reminiscences sauced with humour she imparts a certain amount of kitchen lore and suggests new ways to make roast chicken romantic; one technique is to call the bird Valentino...

    

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Hardback Editions

September 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 0-7838-0310-9 / 978-0-7838-0310-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. K. Hall & Company
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May 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: Aphrodite
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 0-00-255936-6 / 978-0-00-255936-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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March 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 0-06-017590-7 / 978-0-06-017590-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperFlamingo
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Paperback Editions

February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: APHRODITE
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 0-00-720516-3 / 978-0-00-720516-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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July 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Aphrodite
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 0-00-655117-3 / 978-0-00-655117-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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April 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 0-06-093017-9 / 978-0-06-093017-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Aphrodite: Recipes, Stories and Other Aphrodisiacs
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 0-00-655116-5 / 978-0-00-655116-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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May 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 0-06-019123-6 / 978-0-06-019123-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perennial (HarperCollins)
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January 1998 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Aphrodite: Recipes, Stories and Other Aphrodisiacs
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 0-7322-5976-2 / 978-0-7322-5976-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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