Food and sex are inextricably linked. Think of the hot refrigerator scene in 9 1/2 Weeks, the wanton moment when Tilda Swinton eats prawns in I Am Love — or the adorable married couple finding their groove again in Chocolat.
I was paging through a copy of Bon Appétit and happened across a photo of sliced Espresso Pound Cake with Cranberries and Pecans (recipe here!) dripping suggestively with espressso glaze. The world stopped as I drank in the food porn. Is it possible to be aroused by a picture of cake? I have to say that I think it is.
That sexy food got me thinking: What’s the sexiest recipe ever? Whether it’s the food itself, what it represents, or just because it’s so darn tasty, certain recipes have us (mentally) calling out, “Yes! Yes! Mmmm, yes!”
It was crucial to gather a few expert opinions. I asked the most dedicated food bloggers on the internet what their picks are for the sexiest recipe of all time. Read what they had to say — and check out my choice at the very end!:
1. Caitlin and Riley, KitchenGrrrls
Sexiest Recipe: Dark Chocolate Brownies
Check out the recipe here!
Caitlin and Riley say: “These Dark Chocolate Brownies are definitely one of the sexiest desserts we know. The deep, rich chocolate batter is perfectly smooth and velvety. The dark chocolate makes these brownies slightly exotic and mysterious — it will definitely keep you, and that sexy someone, coming back for more.”