Aphrodisiac Foods for Valentine’s
We all know the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, but there are some foods that might get you there a bit quicker! Named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, these aphrodisiacs are all about turning up the romance.
To celebrate, we’re rounding up five of our favorite amour-inducing foods for Valentine’s Day!
Arguably the most famous aphrodisiac, oysters are an oceanic delicacy in season between September and April — perfect for Valentine’s Day! These bivalves are known for their luxurious taste, salty flavor, and one-of-a-kind texture. Dive in with these easy recipes!
Spiky as they may be, artichokes are all about love. Legend has it that the Greek god Zeus was in love with a mortal woman, and when she didn’t reciprocate his feelings, he turned her into the very first artichoke plant. The artichoke’s love story doesn’t end there, however. In 1500s Europe, it was believed that eating them could invoke the favor of Venus, the goddess of love. We’re making it easy with all the best tips and tricks for cooking the perfect artichoke.
Vanilla isn’t just a classic ice cream flavor! When clinically studied, vanilla has been shown to have aphrodisiac properties. Try swapping out a bottle of vanilla extract for real vanilla beans to dial up the romance.
It’s no coincidence these berries look like hearts! Strawberries are an age-old symbol of love, from representing the goddess Venus to being customarily eaten before one’s honeymoon. Go for the quintessential Valentine’s treat of chocolate-covered strawberries or try one of our “berry” delicious recipes here.
Known as the food of the gods, chocolate has long been a staple in the realm of romance. From the classic box of chocolates to a heavenly chocolate fondue, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without it!
The Best of Both Worlds: Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
1 pkg Guittard Milk Chocolate Baking Chips
1 cup Toll House Premier White Morsels
20 fresh strawberries, stem on
Wash all strawberries and then dry very well.
Pour milk chocolate chips into a microwavable bowl.
Heat for 30-second intervals, stirring in between each session until the chocolate is smooth and melted.
Hold one strawberry by the stem and dip it into the melted chocolate, fully submerging the body of the strawberry.
As you lift it out of the chocolate, slightly twist the stem so that the excess chocolate falls off with ease.
Repeat this until all strawberries are covered.
In a small bowl, microwave the white chocolate in 15-second intervals until smooth.
Dip a fork in the melted white chocolate and drizzle all over the dipped strawberries.
Put the strawberries in the fridge and chill for at least 15 minutes.
Serve with a crisp glass of Champagne and enjoy!
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