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Friday, February 11, 2011

Eight Dishes to Get Your Valentine Thinking About Sex

Posted By on Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 9:38 AM

If you're an avid SFoodie reader you know these last few weeks have been ultra scandalous, from a faux condom dessert to vegan vulva cake, we've no doubt gotten some of you in the mood. And with Valentine's Day around the corner, we want you to stay that way, but with a bit more subtlety -- like with these eight dishes designed to get your valentine salivating.

Carina's cheesy heart dip.
  • Carina's cheesy heart dip.

8. Cheesy hearts.

Stuff with hearts are mandatory for this holiday. We recommend making a simple artichoke heart and hearts of palm dip. Top it with cheese and roasted cherry tomatoes. Dipping and scooping will put you in the mood, and your date will know how perfectly cheesy and romantic you are.

YELP/CHANG L.

7. Tossed salad.

A tossed salad can be boring, but never underestimate the double entendre. On love's special day we recommend tossing in aphrodisiacs: rocket, phallic carrots, avocado, and pine nuts all have a rep as romantic stimulants, so toss 'em in! During this course, feel free to mention in passing, "Howard Stern was talking about salad-tossing this morning. You'd never want to try that would you?"

6. Alcohol, the social lubricant.

On a holiday like this, remember: Rosé is okay, but bubbles are better. What's better than better? Hard liquor! Couldn't afford a romantic seaside escape? Make a Sex on the Beach. Also approved is any cocktail with the word "kiss" in its name, though the word "cocktail" sort of throbs as it is.

5. Get some balls.

The circular form just screams good time. We happen to think meatballs are best. They also often accompany spaghetti, which is a few steps away from some Lady and the Tramp action. Other ball variations we like: albondigas, falafel, odango.

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