Multisensory quotation from Kitchen Theory says
Eating is considered among the most sensory of all activities in which we take part. We draw on all our senses when we eat; sight, smell, touch, taste and sound.
Tim Hayward, the award winning food writer in the financial times, agrees saying
Food is an entirely sensuous pleasure, erotic, provocative and lusty.
Following the unprecedented success of ‘50 Shades of Grey’, the more recent raunchy bonkbuster ‘Maestra’ by L.S.Hilton and the imminent opening of ‘The Ripped Bodice’ in California, America’s first all romance erotic bookstore, comes EDIBLE EROTICA, perfectly positioned for today’s market. to cap this, Bunyadi is opening the first naked restaurant in London for lusty diners.
So let’s accept that there is a massive market for romance, sex, erotic games, great food, fine wines and a story to weave all these together. To complete this provocative scenario edible erotica explores and exploits all of the five senses.
Dr Janet Reibstein, a lecturer in psychology at the University of Exeter specialising in relationships, agrees: “Sex works very much in the brain and aphrodisiacs are confidence builders. Setting the scene, perhaps by making a romantic meal with candles, is very important - it is like saying to yourself: ‘I am trying to be sexual’. If you then take an aphrodisiac that might improve your performance, that is hyping the scene further still.”
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
Harriet Van Horne
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
I prefer to regard a dessert as I would imagine the perfect woman: subtle, a little bittersweet, not blowsy and extrovert. Delicately made up, not highly rouged. Holding back, not exposing everything and, of course, with a flavour that lasts.
Great food is like great sex. The more you have the more you want.
My weaknesses have always been food and men—in that order.
There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.
Edible Erotica by Paula B Hartley
Of gentle caresses and juicy peaches
Of aphrodisiacs and afternoon tea on the lawn
Of love poems and frosted glasses of Prosecco
Of romance and rump steaks on the barbeque
Of autumn gardens and cassis poached pears
Of walks by the river and the perfect langoustine picnic
Of lust in the spring colours and asparagus spears
Of erotic restaurants and hurrying back to hotel rooms
Of shimmering candle light and jewels of pomegranate chicken
Of naked bodies and steak tartare
Of scents of jasmine oil and an entrée of massage
Of perfect lingerie and well dressed salad Italian
Of kisses at dawn and warm pain chocolat
Of rose petals on birthdays with buttery lobster
Of winter log fires and platters of oysters
Of mornings in bed with champagne and smoked salmon
Of making love on the kitchen table as the kneaded bread rises
Of being entwined and feeding each other strawberries while blindfolded
Of the aroma of sandalwood and vintage Claret chambrés
Of completing an erotic puzzle while sipping an orgasm cocktail
Of love songs and sharing soft lime meringue pie