Volume 7

What makes certain foods aphrodisiacs? Something in the imagination or something in reality?

There are two schools of thought: some believe food that looks sexy is sexy while others think that it's the actual ingredients that ignite our hormones. This year's Valentine's Day aphrodisiac recipes do it for both.

So take the plunge, add a dash of passion, and give these recipes from Miami - the country's hottest new culinary oasis - a whirl. Or, just book a romantic Valentine's Day weekend at one of these swanky new boutique hotels and try the originals!

Chef E. Michael Reidt
Arborio Crusted
Chef Angel Palacios
Eggplant Soup
with Cheese Foam
Chef Rob Boone
Hog Island Oysters
with Green Apple
Chef Michelle Bernstein
Chef E. Michael Reidt
Braised Beef Short Ribs
Chef Michael Schwartz
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
with Carrot Butter Sauce
Chef Willis Loughhead
Rabbit Confit Cannelloni
with Sweet English Peas,
Morel Mushrooms and
Black Winter Truffle Sauce
Chef Norman Van Aken
Havana Bananas
with Rhum, Chiles and Chocolate Sauce
Chef Willis Loughhead
Grand Marnier Soufflé
Chef Hedy Goldsmith
Meyer Lemon Trio