Exercising the Mental Mouth

26 Jan 2012, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food, sensuality

I’ve just received the first set of menu ideas for my first Sex on a Plate™ event, which will be part of a documentary called “Eat, Cook, Love” in which I’ll be featured as a food expert. The subject matter is the art of lost indulgence, so I think I’ve got this. As I review the flavor profiles, my mental mouth is hard at work to determine what I think will work, and what I might like to tweak. So I thought this was a good time to talk more in depth about this phrase to which I’m constantly referring….

Beauty: A (Non) Senseless Indulgence

13 Jan 2010, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in sensuality

Things of beauty are never useless. Whether they are found in the evocative center of a fig, the smell of baking bread, or our lover’s cologne, they make us feel alive, and consciously aware of witnessing something to give us pause.

Edward Cullen’s Secret

05 Jan 2010, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in sensuality

There have been volumes written about the mystique of Edward Cullen — why he makes women crazy in ways that perhaps no male, real or fictional, has done save for the blinding presence of Elvis Presley.

Food vs. Sex? No!

12 Nov 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in sensuality

The question that has my attention right now is whether or not food has started to replace sex as a means of evoking and pleasing the senses. Pardon me while I pull myself back together.

Sex on a Plate: Step Inside My Head

29 Oct 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in sensuality, travel

At BlogWorldExpo in Las Vegas, I found myself being introduced in the following manner: I’d like you to meet Jennifer. She does “Sex on a Plate.” To my pleasant surprise, many people already knew about it — or wanted to.

FP86: Scottish Chef Jason Henderson

21 Sep 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants, podcast, sensuality Play in new window | Download | Embed During our trip to Scotland, I sat down with Chef Jason Henderson from Knock Castle to talk about his approach to fine dining. I posted my initial impressions about Knock Castle, but this takes a little behind-the-scenes look at how Jason thinks about food, and what he wants people to experience in his dining room. His able staff left me with one of my best hospitality experiences to date, so if you are going to be in the vicinity of Crieff, Scotland, I highly recommend staying here. He didn’t pay me…

Digital Dads and Sex on a Plate

17 Sep 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz, recipes, sensuality

I love that so many people are getting behind my Sex on a Plate mission! I recently sat down with my good friend C.C. Chapman, who is not only a prolific new media entrepreneur, but is also an avid cook, to talk about the link between food and sensuality. His site Digital Dads (for dads, by dads) addresses all sorts of parenting aspects, and he had some questions about how dads might keep things spicy with the wife. He proposed an interesting theory that has turned into “C.C.’s law of the 2 Cs,” and I wholeheartedly agree. I think the…

5 Tips to Heighten the Senses

25 Aug 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in sensuality

Since last week’s Sex on a Plate post (and the announcement of my mission to help people have great food and great sex) I’ve had a lot of compelling conversations around the subjects of sensuality, sexuality and food. One of them was with a national woman’s magazine, so let’s hope I make the editor’s cut for that. In having such conversations, of course, questions have arisen, such as “Where do I start?” and “What do I do?” I thought I’d put together a couple of tips (OK, five of them) to share my approach to the senses, and how these…

Sex on a Plate

19 Aug 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food, sensuality

If you happen to follow my Twitter activities, you may have noticed that I’ve begun a regular thing called #sexonaplate. (That little number sign is called a hash tag, and creates a Twitter stream of people’s tweets on a given subject when they add the tag.) The original “sex on a plate” quote comes from my first manifesto, On Food and Sensuality, written in 2004 when I discovered that the pre-consumption sight and/or smell of certain foods evokes a visceral reaction in me that is so sensually satisfying, the eating is almost an afterthought. Almost. So now I’m asking what…