Love Stories from around the World
'Peta crafts a story like no other and her titles "tell it like it is".' - Wairarapa Times-Age
In a world of hate, let’s serve up some love . . .
Peta Mathias has encountered many a lovelorn tale on her gastronomic travels around the world. Searching further, she has unearthed more stories — the heart-warming and heart-rending, the passionate and poignant, the macabre and merry — and in these retellings brings them all to life.
With her characteristic wit and colour, she also dishes up many of the ingredients of love:
* intriguing courtship rituals, such as bundling and the apple slice dance;
* poetry penned by those with their own stories to tell;
* and, of course, romantic recipes, purported aphrodisiacs and alluring delicacies.
Entertaining, hilarious and informative, this book is a smorgasbord of love.
“Eat Your Heart Out is saucy Peta Mathias’s new book of love stories from around the world. Over the years, while on her gastronomic travels, she heard countless lovelorn tales. Once home she researched and unearthed more and has now retold them in her usual irreverent way. . . . If you have a few hours to while away the time and dip into this entertaining book you are bound to learn something new about that phenomenon known as love (and who knows what that might lead to?!)”