Friday, May 15, 2009

Must Watch Friday -- Food Porn!

Pink Heart Society editor Jenna Bayley-Burke was thrilled to discover she's not the only one addicted to food porn.


To escape from the quicksand that is prepping a house for sale, I tucked into a Blaze from one of my favorite, never disappoint, authors - Sarah Mayberry. Burning Up is the story of the sexiest man alive and the gourmet chef hired to serve him cottage cheese. Imagine, being able to create dishes that make people want to be your slave, and having to serve "yogurt gone wrong"!


I love food in most forms, but food on the page really does it for me. I'm a believer that what a person eats tells a lot about them, and so I think describing what characters enjoy can really make them pop. And personally, I'm never sure if I can trust a person who claims to dislike chocolate...

Whether a character goes for spicy or sweet, hot or cold, comfort or exotic, shows so much about who they are and where they came from. And it makes for a delicious read!


For inspiration, just turn on Food Network, the Fine Living Channel, or HGTV. Cable networks abound with cooking shows that have made household names of food pornographers. Who doesn't love listening to Nigella describe what she'll be making? Who can take their eyes away from the dishes Michael Chiarello entertains with?

Go ahead, take an indulgent vacation to Italy for 30 minutes and see how Giada De Laurentis claims Italians eat all the time...really, it's enough to make a girl sign up to be the Italian Millionaire's Hungry Bride!

Jenna is hard at work on getting her house ready to sell - it keeps her from thinking about what her editor might think of her next title for Mills & Boon Modern Heat. In the meantime, Compromising Positions is available with chocolate, Kama Sutra yoga, a decade old crush and a steady addiction to sugar. To find out what Jenna is up to now...check out her website or blog.

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