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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses - Sins of the Flesh Summary & Analysis

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Sins of the Flesh Summary

This chapter is introduced by a paragraph about vegetarians. Allende says that vegetarians are the most successful at cultivating the art of the erotic, so she seriously doubts claims that meat can be an aphrodisiac. However, since there are many serious texts that say otherwise, she includes this chapter on the flesh of mammals.

The rest of the chapter consists of descriptions of various kinds of meat: game, beef, goat, rabbit, and organ meat such as liver and kidneys. Allende includes a few details regarding how each meat is processed and prepared, and a few historical anecdotes, such as the one explaining the origin of steak tartare.

Sins of the Flesh Analysis

This chapter and the next contain very little information. Allende seems to have included them in an effort to be thorough in her coverage of...

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