I'm not quite sure how to introduce this next book. Here's the thing about me. I love British comedies, I have a well documented food obsession and I also happen to have spent much of my academic career in 'sexuality studies'.
My ownership of this book is a direct result of those facts. It all started was watching a favorite show of mine called “The Supersizers.” The gist of this show is that you take one young, charming, gluttonous food critic, pair him with a caustic and sarcastic female comedian, dress them up in period costume and make them eat like whatever period they are in for a week. The 70's episode featured a 'swingers party' with recipes based on this book. I had to have it.
The recipes are ridiculous (Frenched Freud Potatoes anyone?), the illustrations verge on pornographic (don't get me started on those for the dessert section), the copy reads like double-entendres a 15 year old boy might come up with and it is an absolutely amazing artifact of the zeitgeist of its time.