I have met many men from Down Under – inspiration enough to have Australia on my TOP 5 list of destinations.

THE AUSSIE MAN: Adventurous, outdoorsy (always sun-kissed and looks amazing in surf gear), they have the British sarcasm without the stick-up-the-bum. And as for the Tazzies – best karazay fun ever!

Check all of the above when it comes Aussi celeb chef Curtis Stone.

His latest release, Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone: Recipes to Put You in My Favorite Mood is mouthwatering!

Curtis Stone

I met Curtis recently and he is just as captivating and charming in person as he is on TV’s TAKE HOME CHEF. Not a shocker that he was voted People Magazine’s Most Sexiest Men Alive. Watch this excerpt from his T.V. show on YouTube. Listen carefully as he says, “now smear that cream all over your rack.” mmmhmmm yum.

Needless to say, I picked up one of his books right away and found one highlight that I think would be great for a Vday meal to inspire some Latin love bites: Brazilian-Style Chicken With Okra. Simple, easy ingredients that can really spice up the night!