Britons Vote on Sexiest Celebrity Chefs

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Nigella Lawson and James Martin have topped a poll on sexiest celebrity chefs according to new research released today by IllicitEncounters.com the UK’s largest married dating site.

The affairs site polled 750 women and 700 men to vote on their celebrity chef crush with James Martin topping the poll with 29% of the vote and Nigella Lawson with 56%.

In the male category Gordon Ramsay came second with 20% of the vote, and in joint third place Jamie Oliver (11%) and Marco Pierre White (11%)

In the female category Rachel Khoo came in second with 13%, and third place Loraine Pascale (9%)

James Martin winning suggests his straightforward, down to earth and possibly his northern charm appeals to a large majority of women. It is surprising though that the alpha-male of the bunch Gordon Ramsay didn’t fare better. What came as a shock, however, is Jamie Oliver received a significantly small amount of votes even though he was voted the nation’s greatest celebrity chef of all time in a recent poll commissioned by The Hundred-Foot Journey.

It is also interesting that 55 year old Nigella Lawson beat the younger and fresher faced Rachel Khoo who is only 34, indicating that age is nothing but a number when it comes to levels of attractiveness. The fact that Nigella Lawson also has a history of controversy didn’t seem to deter the public vote, with alleged drug use and advocating fur to add to her media portfolio she is seen to have a rebellious streak, whereas Rachel Khoo comes across as the sweet girl next door with no bad publicity.

Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com Claire Page said “ I’m astounded that Gordon didn’t win. He is dauntless and self-assured and his personality speaks volumes. Personally, I’m completely hooked on watching him take charge in the kitchen, and I’d place my bets that it’s a similar event in the bedroom! Forget Christian Grey, Gordon Ramsay any day!”

Sacré bleu – Rachel Khoo? More like Rachel Who, according to the results. It is Nigella Lawson that steals the nations hearts. An absolute beauty, quirky and mesmerising to watch; women want to be her and men want to marry her; the proof is in the pudding!

As a nation we are fascinated with celebrity chefs, after all food and sex are kindred; everybody knows that food has aphrodisiac qualities – think about it, champagne, chocolate and strawberries? It’s a recipe for romance.”

The UK’s Leading married dating website IllicitEncounters.com

IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s largest and longest running dating site for married people. With over 970,000 members across the UK, you’re sure to find your perfect match.

Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.

For comments, case-studies or more information contact Claire Page:

Email: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk

Office: 020 7953 7167

Twitter: @illicitclaire

Most Romantic Food of all Time: Top Ten Foods that get you in the Mood!

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Making someone laugh, being physically attractive and intellectually stimulating are all things we associate with turning someone on but new research by IllicitEncounters.com, the UK and Ireland’s largest married dating site, shows that food can be more arousing than any of these. On a first date, good food is almost twice as important as the date’s sense of humour.

500 members on Illicit Encounters were asked ‘what’s the most important thing on a first date?’ The top five answers were as follows:

  • 1)My food is good (32%)
  • 2)My date has a good sense of humour (20%)
  • 3)I look attractive (18%)
  • 4)My date looks attractive (12%)
  • 5)The conversation is intellectually stimulating (10%)

Dietician Nadine Walters said food is so important because it stimulates more of the senses (taste, smell, sight and hearing) than conversation (hearing) or physical presentation (sight and maybe touch). This is a list of her top ten aphrodisiacs and why they turn you on:

  • 1)Chocolate – “Large quantities of chocolate can lead to a rapid rise in blood sugar and a consequent drop below normal levels resulting in fatigue,” Walters said “But cocoa contains phenyl ethylamine, a stimulant that conjures feel-good emotions that makes you feel like getting close to someone and think sex is a fabulous idea.”
  • 2)Red wine – “We all know that alcohol helps you relax and unwind, but red vino contains resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant which helps blood flow and improves circulation before sex which makes you more sensitive.”
  • 3)Asparagus and avocados – “These super-healthy vegetables contain Vitamin E which helps your body produce hormones like oestrogen, testosterone and progesterone, all which circulate in your bloodstream and stimulate sexual responders like the clitoris and the vagina.”
  • 4)Chilies – “Not only do they boost energy, improve memory and even fight fat, they also contain capsaicin, a chemical which boosts circulation to get blood pumping and stimulates nerve endings, which means you’ll feel turned on. Result!”
  • 5)Oysters – “Perhaps the notion of gooey wobbly shellfish being an aphrodisiac is a bit hard to imagine but they’re brimming with zinc, a mineral which increases the production of testosterone, which increases your sex drive.”
  • 6)Bananas – “They give you potassium, a key nutrient to strength, which means when you orgasm, the contractions are very intense.”
  • 7)Pomegranates – “Full of antioxidants, they protect the lining of blood vessels, and improve circulation, which means increased genital sensitivity.”
  • 8)Walnuts – “They’re full of omega-3 fatty acids, which keep sex-hormone production high. Salmon, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sardines and beef also contain omega-3 fatty acids.”
  • 9)Vanilla – “This sweet bean stimulates nerves and makes sexual sensation feel even better.”
  • 10)Watermelon – “This juicy fruit contains phytonutrient citrulline – this leads to an increase in nitric oxide in your body, which causes blood vessels to relax and speed up circulation. What does all this mean? You’ll get more aroused faster.”

The UK and Ireland’s Leading married dating website IllicitEncounters.com

IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s largest and longest running dating site for married people. With over 985,000 members across the UK, you’re sure to find your perfect match.

Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.

For comments, case-studies or more information contact Claire Page:

Email: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk

Office: 020 7953 7167

Twitter: @illicitclaire