The author of "Sweeping Her Off Her Feet With Food: The Ultimate Guide to Romance & Seduction in the Kitchen" seems like a sweetheart of a guy. I don't know him and have never met him, but in his opening Eric S. Lee writes, "there is an emotional aphrodisiac embedded within the simple act of preparing food for a lover" and later, "the more you practice the better you will become." Nice!
What's more, this dude understands ladies. The book opens with two quotes. First: "He wants sex, she wants romance" - John Gray, Mars & Venus in the Bedroom. Next page: "Sounds fair to me!" - Eric. !
To help those guys out there (though, of course, any woman could follow this book's guidelines for her partner), the book opens with suggestions about setting the mood with notes, flowers, chocolates, games, wardrobe, setting the table and more. Next the book outlines four different menus, and then offers alternate recipes organized by type (seafood, poultry, etc.) Following the easy-to-understand step-by-step instructions yields tasty dishes like salmon with fresh mango salsa, pasta with prosciutto, fresh tomato, peas and arugula, shrimp and red pepper aioli crostinis and "the best bread pudding she's ever had with bourbon creme anglaise."
Suggested retail price, $29.95.
Bottom line: Anyone armed with this book has no excuse to suck at romance.