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.
“Light but informative, this charming little book is the perfect morsel to snack on when the fancy takes you. Love and food are its twin themes and, as often happens with the former, at first encounter you're left feeling bewildered. What is this? Is it a cookbook, a collection of stories, a poetry anthology, a series of personal insights? The answer is, it's all of them. . . . Cheeky, earthy, and full of personal musings - she reckons the way a man eats asparagus hints at his skills in the bedroom - there's something entertaining on every page.”