08.12 PulseBOOKS ~ 7 Sexy [Cook]books That’ll Turn up the Heat in the Kitchen (for Starters!)

By Regina Allen

1. Cooking in the Nude : Playful Gourmets by Debbie and Stephen Cornwell

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.

2. The New InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook by Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge

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.

3. The Seduction Cookbook: Culinary Creations For Lovers by Diane Brown

Become a kitchen god or goddess with not only recipes but also techniques. Get tips on setting the mood plus creating delectable finger food starters, seductive entrees and side dishes, heavenly desserts, and late night snacks. Don’t forget the morning after recipes. Peruse the love menu suggestions for any romantic occasion.

4. 50 Ways to Feed Your Lover by Janeen A. Sarlin & Jennifer Rosenfeld Saltiel

Some of America’s most famous restaurant and television chefs share their recipes to put you and your loved one in a romantic mood for any occasion whether it be birthday, anniversary, engagement, Valentine’s Day or just because you have an itch that needs to be scratched. The chef recipes are accompanied by their own personal experiences, anecdotes and tips.

5. Fork Me, Spoon Me: The Sensual Cookbook by Amy Reiley

Author Amy Reiley is a Cordon-Bleu trained chef ~ and it shows in her recipes. As well as including over 40 sensual recipes sure to delight the frisky foodie as well as the nervous novice, Reiley delves into the background of foods as aphrodisiacs and how to use them to your advantage for romance and…fun.

6. Booty Food: A Date By Date, Nibble by Nibble, Course by Course Guide… by Jaqui Malouf with Liz Gumbinner (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA)

Malouf, former co-host of “Hot off the Grill” with Bobby Flay, shows off her sexy humor with her combination of romantic advice and tempting recipes covering all stages of the relationship from the first date to an established cozy couple. Over 70 recipes are included to keep the ardor alive. Ooh-la-la.

…and saving the sexiest for last:

7. Daily Decadence: The Art of Sensual Living by Sherri Dobay

Combine the free spirit of Anais Nin with a generous helping of the bestselling Intercourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook and the result is Daily Decadence: The Art of Sensual Living. It’s a momentary farewell to daily routines and a welcoming parlay to inspired decadence, to the fabulous things all around and ready to delight us. Through stories, recipes, wine selections, and original art by the author, readers are invited to stop, open their eyes and themselves to touch-taste-feel and celebrate something luxuriant each day.

Daily Decadence is takes readers on a sexy adventure full of romantic escapes, simple yet sumptuous meals, creative encounters, horse tales, moonlit escapades and enchanted revelations – all paired with author Sherri Dobay’s sassy wine picks and evocative tasting notes. Designed to inspire and created with love, Daily Decadence will remind readers to stop for a moment and focus one’s awareness softly, opening the senses in all directions to take in one’s own dazzling world, renewed and enlivened. Daily Decadence is the perfect book for overworked any-somethings, for foodies, wine tasters, horse lovers, dreamers and doers. Dobay inspires to add some indulgence to everyday life, no matter how busy we are. Napa Valley vintner, cook, and artist Sherri Dobay gives us a tour of her world, a place filled with sensual romps, visual treats, and wine pairings with each sumptuous and simple dish, to accompany that sweet sinking sensation into transcendent bliss. Dobay teaches that we don’t have to live in a vineyard to experience the sensual life.

And we just had to let you in on one of the funniest cookbooks we’ve found… What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner?: The Answers to Life’s Everyday Question (in 50 F*@#ing Recipes) By Zach Golden

Don’t know what to make for dinner? Is every evening an occasion for duress and deliberation? No more! What the F*@# Should I Make For Dinner? gets everyone off their asses and into the kitchen. Derived from the incredibly popular website, whatthef*ckshouldimakefordinner.com, the book functions like a “Choose your own adventure” cookbook, with options on each page for another f*@#ing idea for dinner. With 50 recipes to choose from, guided by charming profanity and off-color comments, both meat-eaters and vegetarians can get cooking and leave their indecisive selves behind.