Top 10 Aphrodisiac Foods for Valentine's Day | Squid Ink | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly

Top 10 Aphrodisiac Foods for Valentine's Day

Comments (0)


Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 9:30 AM

click to enlarge Oyster - WHISK: A FOOD BLOG

10. Oysters. Briny, slippery; ruffly frills that quiver when you flick your tongue across them . . . yes, oysters are an excellent source of zinc.

9. Corn dogs. Turgid, spurting, fleshy missiles prepared by nubile high school students wearing enormous phallic toques, corn dogs are packed chock-full of B vitamins.

click to enlarge Arturo's puffy taco - ANNE FISHBEIN
  • Anne Fishbein
  • Arturo's puffy taco

8. Puffy tacos. Steaming, swollen-lipped constructions popularly imagined with juicy, bright-red tomatoes popping to attention from the top of their sweetening clefts, puffy tacos is garnished with lettuce, and thus (wink, wink) rich in vitamin A.

7. Bananas. Long, thick, gracefully tapered, rigid yet collapsing into sweet softness when thrust into prolonged, steamy heat, a ripe banana practically spurts (we blush) with chelating minerals.

click to enlarge fresh figs - FLICKR/XERONES

6. Figs. Lush and sweet, pulsating with juice, splayed open to reveal their sugary crimson core - if Eve's leaf should happened to have slipped, maybe accidentally on purpose, it would have revealed the boiling primal core of her late-night vitamin C fixation.

Related Content

Now Trending

  • California Thursdays Brings Fresh Local Produce to Schoolkids

    Nearly 1 million students in California, including in Los Angeles, will be test subjects for an experimental school food approach – feeding them freshly prepared, locally grown foods. It’s part of a statewide pilot program called California Thursdays that seeks to do something audacious – serve California food to California...
  • Pastry Chef Melts Chocolate on His Day Off

    Alex de Leon first arrived from Tijuana at age 14. A decade later, at the ridiculously young age of 24, he runs the pastry program for a trio of stylish and very successful eastside spots — L&E Oyster Bar, Bar Covell, and the newly-opened El Condor. We met in the...
  • BAM Fest Unites Craft Beer and Art This Sunday

    This Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1-5 p.m. is the 5th annual Santa Monica BAM Fest for beer, art and music. The festival is a celebration and benefit for the 18th Street Arts Center, a non-profit organization that has spent the last 25 years offering artist Residency Programs and engaging the...