An Intimate Plate?

Today I'm delighted to welcome Ukrainian author Olga Petrenko to my blog. Her book has the enticing title, Intimacy on the Plate, which inspires me to wonder

  • What is an intimate plate?
  • And what inspired her to write this book?
If you want to the know the answers to these questions and more, please read on. 

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 for their unique effects on the human body and mind. She poured the next 10 years of her life into creating the recipes contained in the aphrodisiac cookbook, Intimacy On The Plate: 200+ Aphrodisiac Recipes to Spice Up Your Love Life at Home Tonight.

Can you resist? Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, Olga. And I guess my first question is... Aphrodisiac recipes? What does aphrodisiac really mean?

The word “aphrodisiac” comes from the name of the Greek goddess of beauty and love, Aphrodite. Aphrodisiacs are any substances that increase libido when consumed. A meal created using aphrodisiac ingredients is a delicious feast that awakens sexual desire and builds attraction between two people. Combine the right timing and romantic atmosphere, and anyone can experience the power of aphrodisiacs in their own home any time they want.

Potent and romantic aphrodisiac dinners are available to each of us. Thanks to our modern understanding of the chemical composition of traditional ingredients, such as amino acids, vitamins, and trace elements, we now know exactly how they increase sexual activity naturally for both men and women.

Thank you Olga. So... what can you tell us about your book.

Why I Wrote Intimacy On The Plate

I wrote Intimacy On The Plate to share fantastic recipes that can help you create and share intimate meals for and with your partner. It will help you understand which foods hold the power to help you create passionate meals and enhance lovemaking with someone you care for. I’ve gone out of my way to include scientific explanations about how and why these ingredients strongly affect human sexuality, as well as snippets which will enhance your appreciation of the recipes presented here.

My goal in writing the book was to help lovers create a sensual and intimate meal without having to spend countless hours tracking down hard-to-find ingredients. You will have a new and informed understanding of what special roles ingredients, preparation, and planning play in the way you enjoy cooking.

The recipes presented I’ve chosen come from many diverse sources. Some are very rich and filling, while others are very light. I’ve included full-course meals as well as appetizers, snacks, and smaller entrées, so you will never run out of options for something to spice things up at home. They are all designed to awaken the sexually creative person within you. Used correctly, they will spur your imagination and enhance your hidden erotic nature. Your partner will enjoy both the artistry that goes into the flavor of each recipe, as well as the unique libido-enhancing qualities.

Making the Most of Each Meal

As with all meals, the effort put into the visual presentation is just as important as the preparation of the ingredients themselves. The visual aesthetic of a romantic meal has a strong influence on building sexual desire. Skillfully prepared ingredients and a beautifully served meal will raise both you and your partner’s desires. It will prime you for an unforgettable sexual experience, highlighting the joy you are bound to experience together.

Remember: great recipes are not set in stone. They exist only as a guide, and the motivation to pique your imagination. Figure out what you like about them, try new and exotic ideas, but do not forget about the traditional dishes proven by centuries of use around the world. I am certain that if you take the time to give your body what it needs to optimize its sexual function and give you partner the attention they need to feel ultimate intimacy, you will experience a loving physical relationship like no other. Bon appétit! 

Thank you so much, and I think I feel hungry now.


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