Everyone knows that the way to a
man's heart is through his stomach, but witches think that some foods
bring better results than others. In this chapter you'll find many
everyday foods believed to arouse a man's love or passion. You may have
been serving some of these dishes for years; however, now you can put a
little magic behind them! For best results, prepare the foods during a new
moon; if possible, burn a red candle as you work. Unless specified
otherwise, they can be served in any way, except on crystal. (Crystal aids
clear thinking, not what you're after here.)
Love foods are meant to arouse
tender, romantic feelings in a man. They make him recite poetry, sing
under your window, worry when you get your feet wet, and so on. Notice
that most love foods have rather mellow flavors to match the feelings they
arouse in the heart.
No, it isn't served at a
wedding, but prepared with the proper concentration, it can lead to one.
Start with the ginger omelet given below.
(Madame du Barry thought so highly of this dish that she served it to King
Louis XV regularly.)
4 fresh eggs
1/2 tsp. ginger
A pinch of salt and pepper
Combine the ingredients in a
bowl. Fill half an eggshell with water twice, pouring the water in the
bowl each time. Beat the mixture until it's fluffy. Cook it in a lightly
buttered frying pan over a low heat until the bottom of the omelet is
done. With your fingernail (or a red candle if you're finicky), trace your
initials on the top of the omelet. Pop it under the broiler for a moment
to cook the top. Fold so that the initials are hidden.
Along with the omelet, serve a
salad of bananas, peaches and pitted cherries, all of which have power to
arouse love. Hot rolls and apple butter also go along nicely (it's the
apple butter with the power). Wash your brunch down with champagne never
coffee. (See What not to Serve.)
The next time your beloved is
shivering on a cold wintry evening, whip up this enchanting brew for him.
For maximum results, it should be served in front of a roaring fire.
1 or 2 tears (yours)
1 cup milk
2 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. unsalted butter
Put the fennel in a pot with a
half-cup of water and bring to a boil. Squeeze out a few tears and let
them fall in the milk. Put milk, tears and remaining ingredients into the
pot; stir until the butter melts. Serve warm in red mugs.
If you don't know the man well
enough to feed him in your home, all is not lost. Get an ounce each of
leeks, rose petals and coriander seeds. Mash them to a fine powder; put
the powder in a silver vial or box and cover it tightly. Keep this with
you at all times. Whenever you get a chance, put a bit of the powder in
food your beloved is about to eat. (There's no telling how many
secretaries have won the hearts of their bosses with these little vials of
Aphrodisiacs are meant to arouse
passion. Usually, they are tangy, zippy foods, and they make a man chase
you around the room, and not recite poetry. If you don't know the man
well, use caution in feeding him these foods; however, they're perfect for
a romance that's lost its sparks.
Interestingly, spices are one of
the best food groups known for adding spice to a lackluster love. To
increase their power, make your own spice bouquet, and a container to hold
Using white silk, make a
drawstring bag three inches wide and four inches high. Thread a red ribbon
through the top and leave it in one of your bureau drawers for seven days.
Then combine two tablespoons each of basil leaves and ground peppercorns.
Add one tablespoon each of minced garlic, oregano and red pepper. Place
the spices in the bag and keep it in your kitchen. Serve your man lean,
red meats (another aphrodisiac), liberally sprinkled with the spices.
Many sweets are considered
strong aphrodisiacs. For example, chocolate was once thought so powerful
that it was forbidden to proper young ladies. Chocolate covered mints are
double aphrodisiacs. Licorice sticks, coconut balls and molasses candies
are also considered titillating.
If your beloved has a sweet
tooth, assemble a group of these candies in a bowl (remember, no crystal).
Bless bowl and sweets according to the ritual for Blessing,
but use a red not blue candle. Leave the sweets on your coffee table and
pop one into the man's mouth at every opportunity.
There's something about eating
wild animals that brings out the beast in a man. If you come by some deer
meat, try this old aphrodisiac recipe
4 lb. venison
6 cups red wine
1/2 cup olive oil
30 bay leaves
1 tsp. each salt and pepper
Put the venison in a metal bowl.
Combine the other ingredients and pour over the meat. Place something
that's been close to you (for example, a piece of jewelry) in a tightly
lidded jar; put it in the bowl too. Leave the meat in the refrigerator for
four days. Remove it front the bowl and retrieve your jewelry. Preheat
your oven to 425 degrees. Pour four cups of the wine mixture into a
roasting pan; add the venison and bake for 30 minutes, basting with the
unused wine mixture.
Just as some foods can turn a
man on, others can turn him off. Thus, if you want to capture any man's
interest, make certain that you never serve him any of the foods mentioned
Hard liquor, contrary to popular
opinion, is the most effective male turn off. Try to switch the man to
wine; it's much more conducive to love, especially if you shed a tear or
two into it.
|Coffee or tea
have too much caffeine for a lover; they make him nervous, not
water, and cola drinks at any temperature, have a chilling effect on
another no no. Witches use crabs for all sorts of hateful things and
they should never be eaten by lovers. |
all citrus fruits and their juices. (Oranges, lemons and grapefruit
are the most common.) They contain too much acid to be helpful with
sweet amour. (The same goes for vinegar.) |