Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Sex Life of Food by Bunny Crumpacker

I picked The Sex Life of Food off the library shelf because it sounded interesting. It was interesting only cause it was filled with random food, sex and life facts. Crumpacker certainly did a lot of research but sometimes it felt like she wanted to tell you what she found but it didn't always fit with the story.
There's plenty of folklore, stories and research on food and sex. The beginning talks about how we eat as children and how that affects as we grow older. Crumpacker talks about studies that show how people eat relate to how the have sex. Then there's lore about weddings and wedding food. The book kind of rambles. I didn't really understand why there was an entire chapter on Hitler. Sure he was a vegetarian and had some sexual fetishes but he wasn't the only person to be those things. I did skim a lot of the chapter on cannibalism. Suffice to say it happens.
Overall it was a good read but a little slow at times. Others who shared their thoughts on The Sex Life of Food: Culinate, Tell Me Dr Freud and The Dinah Project.


  1. Sounds pretty meh, but still a book I could read and skim here and there

  2. Why even bother to include Hitler in this one?? Strange.

  3. I just have to say that I love the name Crumpacker.


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