Welcome to The Aphrodisiac Kitchen (TAK); an online based journal that explores plant based cooking and human interaction through romantic narrative. Here, at TAK, we believe all healthy food is an aphrodisiac, for she arouses excitement within us. Our themes touch on food and the self, romantic partners, the community, and more. Split by monthly volumes, you can expect a reading & recipe every Monday of the week.
Mother Earth has provided our land with an array of fruits and vegetables. She has given us the opportunity to use food as a language. When we cook for ourselves, our friends, or our partners, we are saying "I love you" in the simplest way. We are giving life to a fellow being through sustenance and health. Providing a homemade meal allows the mind to slow down, be charitable, and offer the warmest of symbolic hugs.
Andreas Joshua Carver, Author & Founder, is a North Carolina native. After living a rather nomadic life around the world, he has finally settled in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. During a 12 year commitment to being meat free, he has dedicated his life to an environmentally conscious diet; therefore, creating this journal for you. He hopes to move more people into their kitchens, expand their food knowledge, and raise awareness about food politics.