A is for…

Arugula.

Okay, in the UK, we call it rocket, so maybe I’m cheating slightly, but I recently found out an interesting fact about this unassuming salad leaf. My current work-in-progress has a scene that includes rocket, and as someone observed, who would get turned on by salad?

Good question. I didn’t have a good answer at the time, but days later, I did.

It turns out that rocket is an aphrodisiac – which does start with A – and has been documented as such for almost two thousand years.

I didn’t know that, either.

All I can say is, I’ll never look at a plate of salad the same way again.