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is a nationally recognized food and wine
expert and consultant to restaurants and hotels throughout
the west. Executive chef, syndicated radio host of "Les
Kincaid's Lifestyles" and cookbook author.
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Association of Culinary Professionals
Institute of Food and Wine
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appearances and cooking demonstrations throughout
speaker at conventions, meetings and spousal programs
on "food, wine and golf"
syndicated radio for over eleven years
Kincaid's Lifestyles" on 21 stations across the
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Trust a Skinny Chef" cookbooks, 1 & 2
Cooking of Fish & Seafood" cookbook
and Wine columns for a number of Magazines and print
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recognized food & golf events judge & coordinator
of a fine line of Cajun Spices "Cajun Dust "
sold throughout the West
and Wine instructor at UNLV, through it's Continuing
years with ESPN and ABC television and their Tournament
in Las Vegas. LVI, LV Seniors, LPGA and Wendy's Three
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FOR THE MOOD
centuries, romantics have lowered the lights, put on
soft music and prepared trusty foods - oysters, honey,
chocolate, to name a few--to ignite passions. But while
the music soothes, do the oysters actually work their
magic? There's no biochemical agent that's known to
enhance the sexual libido. But there can be a tremendous
placebo effect. Fortunately, true love potions can be
whipped up right at home. "When you cook for someone
else, or plan a special meal, you are taking time out
of what is probably a very busy day," says Martha
Hopkins, co-author of "Inter Courses: An Aphrodisiac
Cookbook" (Terrace, 1997). "That says,
'I care about you. You are worth my time.' And that
is a turn-on."To stir up your own recipe for passion,
here's a historical guide to some of the all-time favorite
ingredients for love:
Chocolate's lore dates back to the ancient Aztecs
and Mayans who, historians tells us, celebrated the
cacao bean harvest with wild orgies. Legend has it
that in the early 16th Century, the Aztec ruler Montezuma
consumed 50 cups of chocolate daily to help him in
harem happiness. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine,
a natural amphetamine that produces that giddy, in-love
feeling. And the caffeine content ensures you'll be
awake to enjoy whatever might ensue.
Blame it on Casanova, the famous 18th-century lover
whom along with countless others--believed oysters
inspired passion in unsuspecting victims and revitalized
lesser libidos. Later investigation revealed that
oysters are loaded with testosterone-boosting zinc.
Chalk up its charm to the birds and the bees: In ancient
Greece, Hippocates (the "father of medicine")
prescribed this honey for sexual vigor; Hindu brides
offer honey to their new husbands; and the word "honeymoon"
comes from an old tradition in which newlyweds drank
a honey-laced beverage.
European lore had it that black beans were a potent
fertility aid - so much so that nuns were actually
banned from eating them in 400 AD.
For centuries in Greece and India,
fragrant basil has been used to keep husbands from
straying. Wives even scented their skin with basil
so their men wouldn't be tempted to roam. So whip
up a tasty pesto and have a happy Valentine's Day.
& Salmon Parfait
Pork Loin with Mustard & Caraway see rub &
Cranberry Peach Chutney
Crusted Scallops on transparent Apple Yam Galette
Cardamon Strawberries with Chamomile Tea Sorbet
Swan Puff with Chocolate Sauce
Scallops with an Asparagus Relish