21 August 2009

The Seducer's Cookbook

The Seducer’s Cookbook by Mimi Sheraton is both a cookbook and sex manual. Well, not actually, the specifics of sex, but how to end up in bed after the meal.

As Sheraton puts it:

I am for the game –- as much fun, and often more, than the prize; hence this book for the following reasons:

1. To enable men to get the answer they want—Yes.
2. to give women a better reason for saying it.
3. To keep America from becoming, sexually, a have-not nation.

Did I mention that this book is a bit – dated. A book like this, written today, would probably be vilified. The Seducer’s Cookbook was written in the early 60’s, the Swinging Sixties. I can’t imagine that even in the 60’s there would have been any danger of America becoming a “have-not” nation. Sheraton covers picnic's, married men, failure to commit and various other maladies of the unrequited. In the end, she has recipes she guarantee's will get you in the sack, whether you want to go or not.

Herb-Roasted Breast of Chicken

1 2- or -3 pound broiler, left whole
3 tablespoons butter, slightly softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash each pepper, ginger and oregano
1 large sprig parsley
1 small clove garlic, minced

Blend the salt, pepper, ginger and oregano into half of the butter and rub into the chicken. Place the rest of the butter, the parsley and the garlic into the cavity of the chicken. Truss and roast on a rack on an open baking pan in a 450 F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 F and roast for another 25 to 30 minutes, basting with juices that collect in the pan. Cool completely, quarter, and wrap the breasts in foil. You can have the extra two quarters for dinner on the following day.

Not to mention, you still have the legs and thighs, so if things don’t work out as planned and you find yourself alone after dinner, you have great midnight snack for you and your cat to share.

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