Back, what seems like a long, long time ago, but was probably only last year, I had a story in a fabulous anthology about food and romance and sometimes about sex. Andi Marquette and R.G.Emanuelle co-edited All You Can Eat: a buffet of lesbian erotica and romance. Here’s the stupendous cover, if you need a reminder. What was so great about the antho (well, one of the things) was the originality of the stories and the meshing of the food and romance themes. Also, each story ended with a recipe, and some of them were stupendous. I still regularly cook one of those recipes most times I go camping, because it’s so easy and delicious and simple to cook on a rusty two-burner camp stove. It’s Jae’s Zucchini Alla Panna, if you want to know, and I hope I spelled that right, as I make it so often I don’t need to look up the recipe any more.
Andi and R.G. are now bringing out another food and romance anthology, Order Up: a menu of lesbian romance and erotica. Once again I will have a story in it, which is very exciting. Here’s the cover for that one. Isn’t it fabulous? Both books are published by Ylva Publishing.
My story is about bunya nuts, which are bush tucker here in south east Queensland where I live. I doubt many people will try my recipe–because you can only gather the nuts here in southeast Queensland in January, and they’re practically impossible to buy in the rest of Australia, let alone anywhere else in the world. Maybe that’s not the point of including a recipe. Oops. Oh well, I’ll just have to eat them for you. Om nom nom.