The New Intercourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook

by Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge

reviewed by AlwaysArousedGirl on Thu 1 Nov 2007


Make space between your Betty Crocker and that old Jello cookbook for something a little more stimulating. The New Intercourses is a collection of recipes designed to put you in the mood for love.

Authors Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge first conceived of and published this aphrodisiac cookbook more than a decade ago. Since then they’ve rewritten recipes, shot more photographs, caught up on contributors, and added a wealth of new information to this fun and beautiful book.

With sections on all the usual suspects (among them chocolate, oysters, strawberries and asparagus), you’ll find something pleasing to your taste buds in the 130+ included recipes. Want to prepare an entire libidinous feast? There’s plenty here for weeks of entire meals; there’s even a section of suggestions based on the time of the planned seduction.

Want to plan an entree around your lover’s zodiacal sign? You can do that. Apparently I am “unpretentious” and like “unusual flavor fusions.” Hm. Not sure I’d agree with that summation, but who am I to argue with the stars above?

If you’d prefer to cook up some bath or massage concoctions, The New Intercourses can point you in the right direction. Recipes for body oils, bath salts and scrubs are provided, along with suggestions of where you can purchase appropriate ingredients both online and off.

Interspersed with recipes are sexy literary quotes and lovely images featuring foods. I’m particularly fond of the picture of a woman wearing salmon fillets as panties, but the one of a very pregnant belly thrusting up from a sea of black beans (they promote fertility, didn’t you know?) also trips a certain pervy trigger for me. An image of a man’s naked torso, his hand curled into a clear jar of honey, brings to mind all sorts of naughty thoughts; one of a woman naked but for a hula-skirt made from asparagus would probably do the same thing for other folks.

The New Intercourses should find a place in the cookbook collection of all licentious cooks. And if anyone reading this would like to hand-feed me a couple chocolate-almond truffles, I’m ready anytime.

The New Intercourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook by Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge
Available at Babeland
208 pages