|photo by ana traina ~ 2011 ~|
There was not always agreement upon what foods were in fact aphrodisiacs or "anaphrodisiacs." But the ancient list included Anise, basil, carrot, salvia, gladiolus root, orchid bulbs, pistachio nuts, rocket (arugula), sage, sea fennel, turnips, skink flesh (a type of lizard) and river snails.
The ancients also suggested you avoid dill, lentil, lettuce, watercress, rue, and water lily... at all cost!
LAST BIT OD ODD AND END ~ Almond ~ A symbol of fertility throughout the ages. The aroma is thought to induce passion in a female. Try serving Marzipan (almond paste) in the shapes of fruits for a special after-dinner treat.