A perfect little red heart, the strawberry is an edible Valentine. Touted as an aphrodisiac fruit since the times of ancient Rome, the strawberry was a symbol of Venus. (In the French countryside, there was once a tradition of serving newlyweds cold strawberry soup to help promote the aphrodisiac of honeymoon romance.)
The perfect shape and size for dipping in chocolate, strawberries can be used this way as a simple tool of seduction. Try taking a premium chocolate and melt it gently to a delicious, sweet cream.
Strawberry shortcake offers a more complex treat using this aphrodisiac fruit. Serve with ample whipped cream behind a locked bedroom door.