“What woman does not long to be carried like a lamb in the arms of the man she loves.”
Published in 1984, The Romance of Food by Barbara Cartland features over 170 pages full of cream-laden “aphrodisiacs for the young lovers”, all beautifully photographed in the kitsch-est 1980’s style imaginable.
Each dish has a little quote underneath the photograph. My favourite by far is found with the cakes:
“An English tea; how many men have been beguiled and captivated by a soft voice offering them a meringue?”
How many indeed.
I can’t even guess as to what went through the poor photographers mind when Miss Cartland told him she wanted each dish surrounded by a selection of her own knick-knacks on brightly coloured backdrops.