If there is one herb that evokes in me a feeling of desire, it is Basil. Perhaps it is the pungency of it's aroma, it's application in an international selection of dishes from Asian to Italian, and the way it symbolizes sensuality and summertime. Basil has a way of clinging to fingertips, then transferring it's perfume onto skin.....as long as the cook and her lover are making good use of the kitchen.
"There is an Italian superstition that basil, which symbolizes love, doubles the size of the male organ, which may partially account for the heavy use of this herb in Italy. The aromatic herb is also embloyed in voodoo love magic ceremonies, in which it is associated with Erzulie, the Haitian sex goddess."
--Lewd Food, The Complete Guide to Aphrodisiac Edibles
Well! I knew there was something sacred and magic about basil! I can't wait to learn more tomorrow at Marina's Spicy Sunday extravaganza!
Image above: Erzulie
P.S. Stay Tuned: There is a full moon, a lunar eclipse, and a naked sushi body buffet in our future.