Days we love: oysters again, a recurring theme. Add crab, shrimp and Caipirihnas and the afternoon is made; three hour lunches in the midst of business negotiations isn't the best way to get things done is great. Oysters are known for their reputed aphrodisiac powers and have always been linked with love: when Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, emerged from the sea on an oyster shell (and gave birth to Eros) the word "aphrodisiac" was born. Roman emperors paid for them by their weight in gold. Click on image for more history.