Love foods

What could be more fun than preparing a workshop on aphrodisiacs?

My two loyal guides, Isabel Allende’s “Aphrodite” and Laura Esquivel’s “Como Agua Para Chocolate” not only fed my love for Latin american writers. These two ladies master the art of combining the love and food. Truly poetical, and witty. But never vulgar.

As a teaser: Allende’s carrot soup of 1001 night, advised to Arabs to be enabled to make love from dusk till dawn…

2 large winter carrots

2 cups vegetable stock or 1 ½ cup stock and ½ cup orange juice

1 clove

1 stick of cinnamin

a small piece of ginger

1 sniff of cardemom

1 sniff of nutmeg


1 teaspoon honey

4 tablespoons cream

Chop the carrots and boil them in the stock with the spices added.

(I find it easy to chop the spices a bit and then put them in a tea ball and add that to the stock. This makes it easier to remove them afterwards).

Let simmer until the carrots are tender.

Turn off the fire.

Remove the spices, add honey and cream, and blend it all with a mixer.

Enjoy this soup in good company 🙂


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