Romance and Revenge: The History of Poisons and Aphrodisiacs!

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Welcome to our special Valentine's podcast! And don't forget to catch Masters of Social Gastronomy live at Caveat NYC the last Monday of every month. Every culture has a long history of aphrodisiacs – love-inducing and libido-promoting foods, ranging from the commonplace to the esoteric. Is chocolate the rightful king of Valentines Day, or could we do better with a tiger’s unmentionables? Let’s trace the history of these foxy foods and see what science has to say about their amorous assertions. Bonus! Soma and Sarah eat a cow penis. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a little bit of rat poison in their coffee cup. When love goes wrong, out comes the Victorian obsession with female poisoners: delicate and seductive, these ladies made headlines in the age of yellow journalism for offing their lovers with poisoned food. Come hear their stories and... hey, does this taste like almonds to you? Warning: this episode contain adult themes. We talk about sex body parts a lot and swear.

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