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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses - Forbidden Herbs Summary & Analysis

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Forbidden Herbs Summary

This chapter consists of a list of herbs that were blacklisted in the convent of the Barefoot Sisters of the Poor because of their aphrodisiac qualities. The list includes many of the more common spices such as cinnamon, mint, and vanilla, leaving one to wonder what the sisters used to flavor their food.

Forbidden Herbs Analysis

Interestingly, this chapter was written by Panchita. There are fewer historical references and stories woven into the descriptions of the herbs than readers found in previous chapters. Panchita's attention to detail is evident in the descriptions of the herbs' flavors and common uses. Panchita's exceptional talent as a cook is cleverly highlighted by the inclusion of this chapter of the book.

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