February Monthly Mouthful

I just love this time of month when we get to hear from all of our favorite food bloggers! This month’s Monthly Mouthful may have crept up on us, but it’s full of all sorts of quality answers!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked:
What’s the sexiest, most sensual food you’ve ever tasted?

With a question like that, you know you’re in for a treat! So read on, dear readers, read on.

Lydia from The Perfect Pantry:

The first chocolate truffle I shared with the man I would eventually marry. I can’t remember anything about the chocolate , but I remember everything about him. It’s been more than thirty years, and we’ve shared a lot of chocolate since then. Chocolate cakes, tortes, ice cream, brownies, madeleines, and our own homemade truffles — it’s all sexy when you share it with someone you love.

Jennifer from Last Night’s Dinner:

There’s nothing like a fresh, raw oyster to send a little shiver down my spine – cold, briny, sweet and creamy, it’s amazing how much flavor is packed into one bite. And the fact that I most often share a platter of oysters with my husband makes them even sexier. :)

Stef from Cupcake Project:

Molten chocolate cake. It’s warm and sweet and once you dig into it, you’ve got this oozy, hot, and wet surprise inside. You also know that it was freshly prepared especially for you and that’s pretty sexy.

Briana from Figs with Bri:

I’d say that anything with chocolate is definitely sexy. One year my husband and I made cheese fondue with all the fabulous fixings for dinner, and then chocolate fondue for dessert. What a sensual pleasure. We didn’t have much furniture, and were newly out on our own (late teens/early twenties) so we had a picnic on the living room floor. With lots of delicious, sensual fondue.

Marsha from Consumed:

The roasted oyster appetizer at Couchon in New Orleans is without competition the single most glorious, sexy thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. You know that love at first sight feeling where your rational mind melts, your heart pounds, your tummy flutters, and you forget to breathe? Its like that. The essence of ocean meets the essence of fire. I would marry that oyster.

Gilli from So So Simple Food:

Of course everyone will offer oysters and chocolate, both of which I adore but my real favourite is a hot chocolate soufflé.

There was a restaurant in Wellington New Zealand called The Coachman, run by an excellent chef called Des Britten He was originally a DJ and then became a Chef and had a cooking show in the early 70′s at the same time as a Chef who will be familiar to Northern Hemisphere…Graham Kerr “The Galloping Gourmet.”

These two were the first celebrity Chefs we saw in New Zealand. Anyhow his hot chocolate soufflé was to die for. A large ramekin, it really would feed 2 people, but I loved it so much I always ordered one just for me…(to be sexy all one had to do actually was to share).

It came with a smaller ramekin of whipped cream. A mouthful of cream along with the hot soufflé. Heaven.

Radish from Sassy Radish:
For me it’s probably oysters. I know, it’ll probably be the answer of many, but to me it’s simply the perfect food. I rarely dress my oysters with any sauces – because I think a good oyster tastes incredible on its own. I know it’s a bit of a cliche to say oysters, but I really do love them. And unlike other typical Valentine’s Day food, this is a food I actually enjoy – unlike strawberries and champagne. :)

Melissa from Alosha’s Kitchen:

I know when most people think of sexy, sensual food, typically, sweets and chocolates come to mind. But for some reason, the one thing I keep coming back to when trying to answer this question is the entree I had at Emeril’s in Orlando. Two pounds of crab and vegetable-stuffed lobster. It was the most decadent, amazing, mouth-tingling experience and to this day one of the best meals I have ever had. That’s what I think of when I think about sexy food. Something that seems so indulgent that I couldn’t eat it often, and that dinner definitely qualified. But as a nod to sweets, and to be fair, the tiny creme brulee trio I had for dessert there was pretty sensuous too. ;)

Carol from Paris Breakfasts:

The sexiest food I ever ate was in the good ole days when my brother-in-law’s relatives would send me surprise tins of Iranian caviar in the post! Major YUM! Part of it was the spontaneous surprise of it. And you only needed some lemon and toast points…Well some champagne wouldn’t hurt either.

Jessie from Cakespy:

I must say, for me it would be the Napoleons from Lafayette Bakery in NYC. I remember the first time I tried one, I literally closed my eyes and stood still on the NYC street corner. It was that good.

Adam from Men in Aprons:

Sexy Sensual Spaghetti!

Kris from To Be Mrs. Mary:

I gotta go with pomegranate. I think slowly peeling back the skin to reveal and pluck dark red jewels of fruit that explode in your mouth with sweet tart harmony is the most ridiculous culinary strip tease found in nature.

Tina from The Wandering Eater:

I guess the sexiest food I’ve ever tasted was Jean Georges’ Foie Gras Brulee. It’s basically a small puck-sized foie that is creamy and smooth, sandwiched with a crispy toast, topped off with sweet-tart and slightly chewy, dried cherries. What took the tart note a bit further was the white wine gelee to add on the smooth texture. I guess that’s pretty much my foodgasm dish there.

Wow, what a list! From chocolate to oysters, to pasta or cavia, we surely covered the makings of some sensual eating! Happy Valentine’s Day!

If you were not contacted for this month’s Monthly Mouthful and would like to be included in future Monthly Mouthfuls, please e-mail us at chewonthatblog [at] gmail [dot] com!

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  • http://figswithbri.com Bri

    What a fun collection of answers! Kris from Mrs. Marv takes the cake (so to speak) with her pomegranate “culinary strip tease”. I love it! So true!

  • http://sososimple.blogspot.com gilli

    Goodness I forgot about foie gras and caviar you could add them to my list Hillary. How about those oysters and chocolate though? Everyone’s favourites

  • JEP

    What a perfect question for your MM!

  • MRS KAT

    MY HUSBAND AND I HAD A NICE DINNER WITH A COUPLE WE ARE CLOSE FRIENDS WITH. JUST THE FOUR OF US- NO KIDS!- WOW WHAT A LUXURY BETWEEN US WE HAVE 7 WHO WERE ALL UNDER 7 YEARS OLD. well anyway my husband the greatest bbq’er in the world BBQ’ED 4 CORNISH HENS WITH APPLE WOOD WITH APPLE/ONION BREAD STUFFING WITH A CRISP APPLE/WHITE WINE SAUCE . IT WAS THE BEST EATING EXPERIENCE I’VE EVER HAD. WE SUCKED EVERY MORCEL OFF EVERY LITTLE BONE THEN WE LICKED OUR PLATES CLEAN THEN WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER’S PLATE TO SEE IF THERE WAS SOMETHING LEFT TO SWIPE. THE “OHH MY GOD’S”- EMM EMM- YUMMY- AND IT’S SO GOOD” AND THE SLURBING AND SALIVATING SOUNDED MORE LIKE SEX THAN DINNER. YET IT WAS MUCH MORE SATISFIEING THAN SEX CUZ I STILL REMEMBER EVERY DETAIL AND THIS WAS 17 YEARS AGO.

  • http://aloshaskitchen.blogspot.com melissa

    love that pom description kris!

  • http://www.cupcakeproject.com Stef

    I’ve never even considered oysters as a sexy food. Interesting.

  • JoJo

    I would have to say Jacques Torres sprayed our throats with Port wine and then had us eat a truffle he had just made. OMG, I thought I died and went to heaven! This was at a Food & Wine Festival a few years ago and I’ve never forgotten it. YUM!

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