I love bookstores. Seriously. On any given weekend, you’re likely to find my scouring through my favorite San Francisco bookshelves hunting for my next read. You truly never know what you are going to find, and that’s the very best part. Case in point? Booty Food by Jacqui Malouf.
Yes, you read that right. Booty Food.
While browsing through my personal favorite bookstore on a recent weekend, I serendipitously stumbled upon an interesting looking hardcover book while sorting through the bargain book rack. Obviously, the quirky no-nonsense title caught my attention and, yes, it made me giggle, too. Booty Food. God, that’s got to be worth a quick peek.
So, I cozied up to a nearby bench and eagerly began flipping through the pages to see what it might have in store for me should I decide to take this delightful little ditty on home. First chapter I flipped to? “Chapter 7: Foods That Promote Round Two.” With a section in it boldly entitled “Cheese: Nature’s Viagra,” I was sold. I don’t even think I flipped around any further. I was in.
That night, I snuggled up at home in my favorite booty shorts and knee-high socks (yes, I’m a creature of habit) and got ready for a literary ride that even I wasn’t fully prepared for.
Essentially, this light read is based on the premise that food and sex are two primal urges that are best enjoyed simultaneously and is set up to correlate the various phases of a romantic relationship with the food adventures that define them. With chapters that delve in to everything from first-date eating out to first home-cooked meal together (monumental!) and has sections about using food in bed (appropriately entitled “Dessert’s On Me”) and how to prepare a “hooky nooky” snack (“Afternoon Delight,” anyone?) sprinkled in between. This book basically covers it all. Meeting-the-Friends food is very different from Meeting-the-Family food and suggestions for what food to prepare when all you want to do is hop back in the sack abound. Break-up food? They’ve got that covered, too.