“Cook To Bang” by Spencer Walker
Although the recipes in “Cook To Bang” by Spencer Walker are “engineered to be delicious and seductive”, this cookbook is more than just a collection of recipes with ingredients thought to be aphrodisiacs. This well written, funny, singles guide to cooking for romance offers intellectual advice in the art of seduction as well as in the art of cooking. We are all familiar with the phrase “it’s not what you do, but how you do it”. In this book, the title, “Cook To Bang” is used as an expression of the “how”. For example, Spencer says that “you can be subtle and still move mountains…that is what Cook To Bang is all about.” It’s about being subtle in your pursuit to seduce your dinner guest. Indeed he refers to cooking to bang as an art, a crude art, “you must become a manipulative bastard to get what you want.” As much as I hate to agree with him, I understand where he’s coming from. It’s unfortunate that such a wonderful art form, such as expressing love through the kitchen can be considered manipulation, but it is true that when you strike the emotional love/food cord the warm fuzzies can overtake you. A release of dopamine overcomes one with feel-good sensations making you, the cook, an attractive culinary Casanova. Spencer calls it sexual power. Another important point that he makes about cooking to bang is to spoil yourself, but to be sure to spoil your captive too. Placing your attention on the one you desire allows you to cater to their preferences, this makes one feel appreciated, which generally will allow the cook favor with the diner. However, Spencer warns against over doing it, “overdoing it will lead to waning interests.” K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Sexy), dear friends.
I tested his “Tap That Ass-paragus Soup” recipe and his “Stiffly Stuffed Avocado”. A fancy soup and salad combo that healthfully feeds the libido and that is perfect for “lunch”. The phallic asparagus is thought to invoke lust by its shape alone; however true, the folic acid found in asparagus nurtures both male and females sex organs. Aphrodite’s sea pets were born to impart sensuality. One of her knowing earthly representatives, Madame du Berry, a legendary seductress, served shrimp dipped in champagne sauce as a dish of seduction to her lovers. And for the vitamin E loaded avocado, this teste shaped veggie assists the body in producing testosterone and estrogen which circulate in the bloodstream and stimulate sexual responses like clitoral swelling. It’s safe to say that Spencer took his time engineering his recipes with these key aphrodisiacs. This leads me to his last bit of cooking to bang advice, “anything worth accomplishing takes patience and planning”.
Practicing the art of seduction through cooking is about expressing your sensual desire and love for another through cooking with foods that excite passion and cater to the pleasure principle of the desired. “Cook To Bang” guides you in one manner by which this can be done.
♥ = love stimulant ♥♥ = sexual desire stimulant
“STIFFLY STUFFED AVOCADO”
|½ pound shrimp, cooked, tail removed and sliced down middle ♥♥|
|1 egg, hardboiled and chopped ♥|
|½ red onion, diced|
|1 radish, diced|
|1 celery stalk, diced|
|1 jalapeno, diced ♥♥|
|½ red pepper, diced|
|1 tablespoon mayo|
|1 avocado, split lengthwise ♥♥|
|Salt and pepper to taste|
|2 handfuls butter lettuce|
|DIRECTIONSMix the shrimp, egg, onion, radish, celery, jalapeno, and red pepper. Squeeze ¼ of the lime juice into the mixture and mix in the mayo. Remove avocado halves from their shell, stuff them with the shrimp mixture, place over a bed of lettuce.|