26 July 2012
What do you think is the most sensual food?
Teppanyaki. It’s food you play with. And it’s very buttery.
Megan Hart, contributor to My Secret Life
Chocolate! Why? Because, chocolate.
Cherries. Just fresh, wonderful, summer cherries. Sounds cliché, I know. But when they are perfectly ripe and juicy the make me happy to eat and then they stain my mouth. Makes me want to kiss. Once I’m kissing, all bets are off.
Kristina Wright, author of Seduce Me Tonight (November)
Chocolate, hands down. It's creamy, rich, decadent; a luxury that is to be savored. Nothing is more sensual than choosing just the right piece of chocolate to suit your mood and then simply indulging yourself.
This sounds over the top, but anything rich and creamy, from a chocolate mousse to lemon or lime curd, but especially the latter. I'm the type to scoop out the lemon curd from a dessert, though I've yet to simply buy it and eat it straight. It's tart and tangy and a little unexpected, like a sudden kiss. They make you stop and savor them, rather than crunching or biting right through them, and a little goes a long way.
I love good strawberries, and I think they are an incredibly sensual food. I love their color, the unique texture of their external seeds, the firm flesh. A good strawberry is sweet with just a hint of tart and berries are delicious by themselves or as part of a recipe or dish. Strawberries and cream. Strawberries and champagne. Strawberry short cake. Strawberries in salads. Strawberries smeared on a lover’s skin or broken between kissing lips.
Felix Baron, author of petite novel Look at Me!
Figs, filled with brown sugar, baked, then served with clotted cream. The combination of texture with flavour is exquisite, almost to be compared to . . . then there's always oysters, definitely to be compared, in texture and complexity, to . . .
Food that can be eaten with the fingers is my favourite. I like salads, fruit, french fries. Yes, I tend to eat salad with my fingers. Oh Gawd, let us not forget rye toast dripping with butter and honey. I could live on it.
Chocolate. Because my mouth appreciates the orgasms.
Donna George Storey, contributor to Improper Conduct
Fresh, ripe fruit in season. In the autumn, that's crisp, fragrant apples, juicy pears and sweet persimmons. In the winter, it's oranges and all the honey-sweet new varieties of tangerines. Spring is fat, red strawberries, and summer provides a stunning bounty of dark berries, melons and stone-fruit. When the fruit is ripe and ready, the fragrance is intoxicating, the blushing curves of the flesh are gorgeous, and the flavor is more complex than just sweet. The sun-drenched juices explode on your tongue and flood your senses so that you have to believe there is a higher power out there that has created this exquisite pleasure. I always feel buoyant and alive when I eat a delicious piece of fresh fruit--the same way I feel when I have great sex!