08.09 Top 5 Sexiest Cookbooks

By Dave Smith


1. THE NEW INTERCOURSES: AN APHRODISIAC COOKBOOK

by Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge (Terrace Publishing)

Not many cookbooks can claim to be sexy as well as functional. This one brings sex to the kitchen in a classy, entertaining manner with not only more than 85 recipes, but also a collection of sensual food art. History, lore and recipes are all designed to get the saliva flowing as well as the blood.

2. TEMPTATIONS: IGNITING THE PLEASURE AND POWER OF APHRODISIACS

by Ellen and Michael Albertson (Simon and Schuster)

The authors, who call themselves “The Cooking Couple,” delve into the history and mystery of a wide variety of natural food aphrodisiacs from oysters and chocolate to herbs and spices. The truly amorous will enjoy the detailed instructions for an edible orgy, complete with planning guide, menus and recipes.

3. COOKING IN THE NUDE: PLAYFUL GOURMETS

by Debbie and Stephen Cornwell (Howell Press)

This playful couple offers such recipes as Exotic Erotic Chicken, Sea Nymph Promise and Hanky Panky Greens. The flirtatious recipes are offered up with a good dose of humor. As the warning label states: “Excessive use of this book may result in lack of sleep. Best to reserve these meals for those very special occasions.”

4. FOOD AS FOREPLAY: RECIPES FOR ROMANCE, LOVE AND LUST

by Ellen and Michael Albertson (Alexandria Press)

A predecessor to 50 Ways to Feed Your Lover, this one is no less fun or appetizing. Pantry basics list foods and flavorings to have on hand for quick romantic meals. Menus and recipes cover wooing that special someone, rainy days and comfort foods. Recipes are twice-tested in the kitchen and once in the bedroom. Ooh-la-la.

5. COOKING IN THE NUDE: QUICKIES

by Debbie and Stephen Cornwell (Howell Press)

Full of punny recipes, innuendos, quips and kitchen fun, this book in the series follows suit in bringing lust to the palate. The hook to this book is all the recipes can be quickly made in less than an hour, leaving plenty of time for, well, more leisurely pursuits.