”Eating is The Joy of Sex transformed into The Joy of Cooking,” says Bunny Crumpacker in The Sex Life of Food, a sweeping look at how food, sex, and desire are intertwined. She examines the history of wedding cakes, the menu of the seduction dinner through history, and the aphrodisiac power of chocolate. In appraising comfort food, for example, she reports that during a phone-outage crisis at the Waldorf-Astoria, the Manhattan hotel ran out of its famed chocolate mousse. Stress, it seems, makes people want to eat something soft: ”Comfort in a spoon, and chocolate to boot.” She surveys food eccentricities (some people have phobias of any nonwhite food) and notes that Lizzie Borden gave her parents the ax after being forced to eat mutton three times a day for a week. But back to sex: At the end of the book, Crumpacker includes recipes for famed aphrodisiacs like eau-de-vie and Russian cream.
The Sex Life of Food ''Eating is The Joy of Sex transformed into The Joy of Cooking,'' says Bunny Crumpacker in The Sex Life of Food, a...The Sex Life of FoodNonfictionBunny Crumpacker ''Eating is The Joy of Sex transformed into The Joy of Cooking,'' says Bunny Crumpacker in The Sex Life of Food, a...2006-02-01St. Martin's Press
Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Bunny Crumpacker; Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Posted February 1 2006 — 12:00 AM EST
- Interracial marriage drama 'Loving' acquired by Focus Features
- Lady Gaga is getting her own 'Monster High' doll
- Melissa McCarthy hosts 'SNL': Talk about it here
- Chiwetel Ejiofor says he'll never forgive Mark from 'Love Actually'
- Hear Disney princesses sing in their original languages
- Jesse Eisenberg says Lex Luthor in 'Batman v Superman' is a modern take
- Funko shares sneak peek at 'Suicide Squad' figures at Toy Fair 2016