The Cookie Sutra
(Hope this comes out okay. Many Blogger issues with this post and at this time, I am leaving well enough alone.)
"Where imaginations are fertile, love will
never grow stale, nor crumble."
I was given this wonderful little book as a birthday gift from my niece, Ashley. Now, I don't usually do book or movie reviews. The reason? First, there are others who are so much better at it than I am, like Willow, Mindy, and Reya. Second, I don't have time to see a lot of movies. Last, the books I read, most people wouldn't be interested in, like: Theories of the Universe, Pathology for Massage Therapists, Whiplash and Related Headaches and Physics of the Soul. However, once in a great while, I make an exception and today's review is one.
The Cookie Sutra is a witty little book and a quick read, fifteen minutes, maybe 30 if you're sandbagging. It was written by Edward Jaye. The name Edward Jaye is a pseudonym for an award winning advertising executive who lives with his wife in a secret location in Massachusetts, USA. It is delightful treatise that successfully combines two of lifes, and my, greatest pleasures, food and erotica. It contains an ancient recipe for bliss alongside a contemporary recipe for baking your own gingerbread Cookie Sutra.
Everything about this book is as light as leavened bread, including the dedication: "To Lisa for showing me where we keep the baking stuff and not asking why.'' It includes tips on preparing the body, preheating the oven, and a menu of postures. For beginners, he offers the "First Posture, tried-and-true as milk and cookies." For advanced baker-love makers, he presents Autumn Dog, The Wheelbarrow, The Suspended Congress, and Bending the Bow. But Jaye cautions, "those no longer considered freshed baked should take great care, lest the cookies crumble."
As an anecdotal endorsement, I work in a salon with over 40 beauticians, therapists and aesthetic technicians. I left this book on the counter by mistake when I left for my day off. By the time I returned, The Cookie Sutra had made its way around the salon, returned to me (actually, I had to hunt it down) with hair color stained finger prints on the pages and cover. The majority of stylists I know really have little interest in reading books without pictures. I don't mean this in a bad way it's just that most, NOT ALL, (so no nasty e-mails, please 'cause I love my friends), of them are hands-on active women. They spend lots of time looking at literature with photos, like styling mags and People. This book has lots of pictures, humorous lovemaking tips, and recipes. Lots of good things all in under one cover. Any way, whether for yourself or as a gift, this is a fun book, a funny book, and a how-to for getting cookin' on many levels. I give The Cookie Sutra two buns up!
"The first complete illustrated translation. For lovers, for
the adventurous, for the curious, for the bakers. Especially for the
The Cookie Sutra
By Edward Jaye