Intimacy On The Plate

200+ Aphrodisiac Recipes to Spice Up Your Love Life at Home Tonight

Non-Fiction - Cooking/Food
318 Pages
Reviewed on 01/17/2017
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Author Biography

Olga Petrenko grew up in Ukraine, where she learned to appreciate traditional Eastern European hospitality and homemaking. As an adult, she studied the chemistry of foods, both local and foreign, for their unique effects on the human body and mind. Combining her food science studies with her love for helping others achieve greater intimacy, she poured the next 10 years of her life into creating the recipes contained in her first book, Intimacy On The Plate. She enjoys a fantastic love life with her husband of 35 years, and maintains a diverse herbal garden at home.

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Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite

In a stunningly beautiful new offering by author and chef Olga Petrenko, Intimacy on the Plate: 200+ Aphrodisiac Recipes to Spice Up Your Love Life at Home Tonight is a guide through gastronomic heaven. As many at home chefs know, the visual appeal of a cookbook definitely adds to the joy involved in preparing a meal, and this book is beautiful from start to finish. The focus of the work, creating and sharing meals with your partner with a special emphasis on aphrodisiacs, is extremely interesting, and the science behind how foods affect the sexes appears to be sound. The book is divided into easy to use sections, including vegetables, fish, seafood, erotic spices, nuts, fruit, chocolate and love potions, and has easy to follow instructions on preparation as well as information on the potential effects of eating particular foods. The beauty of the photos of the food as it is being prepared is only bested by the beauty of the photos of the finished product.

I loved this cook book. Loved. It. How's that for a review? It's definitely how I felt about Intimacy on the Plate: 200+ Aphrodisiac Recipes to Spice Up Your Love Life at Home Tonight. Author Olga Petrenko has done a simply outstanding job in her work on this cookbook, and the information about the food as well as the photos provided are just magnificent. This book would be perfect for anyone who enjoys cooking, is looking to prepare a perfect romantic or Valentine's Day meal, or who is looking to spice up their love life. I am so pleased to be able to highly recommend Intimacy on the Plate: 200+ Aphrodisiac Recipes to Spice Up Your Love Life at Home Tonight, and I look forward to reading more from this very promising cookbook author as soon as I am able to!

Rosie Malezer

Intimacy On The Plate: 200+ Aphrodisiac Recipes to Spice Up Your Love Life at Home Tonight is a cookbook with a difference, written by Olga Petrenko. Ensuring that the reader understands the full natural ingredients within the book, Olga carefully explains the difference between artificial performance enhancers and natural aphrodisiacs, as well as the extra health benefits which each ingredient can bring. Divided into different sections, this book gives you a massive selection from vegetables, fish, seafood, nuts, fruits, chocolates and beverages. This enables those with food allergies to choose from a selection which is just right, not only for their arousal, but also for improved health.

I had no idea there were so many aphrodisiacs out there until I laid eyes on Olga Petrenko’s book, nor did I know that there were differences between male and female aphrodisiacs. Intimacy On The Plate has certainly opened my eyes to the large range of healthy foods which can help you and your partner get into the mood for a night of romance. Olga not only advises on the specific foods which will tickle your love-making fancy, but also explains the science behind why each food has this effect on the male or female hormones in our bodies. As a food allergy sufferer, I am confident that I can get my taste buds in a great mood without adverse effects, as each recipe has intricately detailed ingredients. Not only did Intimacy On The Plate get my mouth watering, but it has encouraged me to update my shopping list, while renewing my love of cooking. I recommend this to both male and female readers over the age of 18 years, while wishing you a healthier tomorrow.

Susan Sewell

Intimacy On The Plate (200+ Aphrodisiac Recipes To Spice Up Your Love Life At Home Tonight) by Olga Petrenko teaches the reader how to add excitement to the bedroom using only the ingredients already found in your kitchen. Go on a sensual culinary adventure while heating things up in the boudoir. Intimacy On The Plate is more than just a cookbook, it is a How-To book, with delicious recipes using basic ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, fish, and meats. The contents include appetizers, main dishes, desserts, cocktails, and even helpful tinctures to ignite your lover's passion. Scientifically designed, the chemical composition of everyday ingredients is combined to increase the libido. You can create luscious, delectable recipes that can lead to romantic and intimate evenings at home. The recipes have easy to follow directions using metric measurements and are beautifully portrayed with mouth-watering pictures. Are you ready to spice up your love life?

Intimacy On The Plate (200+ Aphrodisiac Recipes To Spice Up Your Love Life At Home Tonight) by Olga Petrenko is a colorful recipe book filled with delicious looking recipes for all types of diets. I loved that there are even a few recipes for vegans. The author created a very informative book, listing the most delectable looking ingredients in a colorful and appetizing way. My one complaint was that the pictures, beautiful as they are, do not always mirror the recipes beside them. Being a vegan, I was pleasantly surprised to find several of my favorite dishes listed in the pages. This book is not like any recipe book I have read on the subject. I expected to find the "normal" fare of scallops, fish, shrimp, and other well-known aphrodisiacs. Instead, I found delicious dishes using a beautiful balance of plants and meat that aren't as recognizable as such. It is important to note that the author claims to have been married for over thirty-five exciting years using these recipes. Those who wish to replicate her success will be delighted with the contents of this book.

Kim Anisi

Love is not only about having figurative butterflies in your stomach. The exciting recipe book Intimacy On The Plate by Olga Petrenko shows you how your stomach can play a very real role in your love life. The recipe book teaches you which ingredients have which kind of effect on the male and female libido, and how to use them in recipes that will make you want more (of the food and your partner). The recipes focus on using ingredients that have a proven effect on people’s moods and libido. In addition, each recipe leads to a visually appealing dish that will talk to most of your senses (sight, smell, touch, taste).

As a vegan, I found that a lot of the recipes in Intimacy On The Plate by Olga Petrenko are obviously not suitable, but they can be adjusted with a bit of creativity and the use of meat and dairy alternatives. The book was visually very beautiful. It has such a beautiful design that just browsing through the pages is a celebration for your senses, but what I liked most was how short some of the ingredients lists were (yes, I am that pathetic when it comes to recipes). I often approach recipes like a science fiction book if they look too complicated. My thoughts then are “Oh, lovely. But it’s not going to happen. Ever.” The recipes in this collection seem far more realistic and do-able, even if you would not call yourself a master chef or even a very good cook. It is great to see that there is at least one cookbook author out there who enables readers to create great looking (and probably also great tasting) dishes without going crazy during the process.

Sefina Hawke

Intimacy On The Plate (200+ Aphrodisiac Recipes to Spice Up Your Love Life at Home Tonight) by Olga Petrenko is an erotic cookbook that will appeal most to those in a committed relationship who enjoy cooking and adding some spice to their bedroom activities. The recipes themselves are something that can help to spice up someone’s sex life through unique dishes. Intimacy On The Plate is made up of more than two hundred recipes that are all perfect aphrodisiac food recipes, guaranteed to make your time in bed with your partner not only more fun, but also spicier.

Intimacy On The Plate (200+ Aphrodisiac Recipes to Spice Up Your Love Life at Home Tonight) by Olga Petrenko is a well written cookbook with a great layout that makes it easy to find and choose the perfect recipe for the perfect situation. There are so many recipes to choose from as there are recipes for meals, side dishes, drinks, and desserts that are all perfect for date night. For me, the hardest thing was choosing which recipes to try first as there were so many good choices. I eventually gave in and decided to let my sweet tooth lead me, and I was not disappointed in the taste or the effects!