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Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Food Temptress

The Food Temptress

The Food Temptress
Synopsis:
Who knows how to convert a gay man into a straight lover using a pineapple upside-down cake? Only Ambrosia Bourgeois, The Food Temptress, can accomplish such a task. The New Orleans Goddess of Gastronomy uses food to seduce men in hopes of creating Mister Right. Paralleling southern cuisine, each short story captures the hearts and minds of different men.

In the Power of the Pudding Chapter, Ambrosia realizes that her bread pudding cannot withstand the demands of an associate minister’s plans to make her a dutiful wife. When she decides to forget about him and travels to Atlanta to visit her friend, she ends up in the bathroom with Black Thunder, a local stripper. It is not her fault; the peach cobbler was intended for the birthday girl.

Ambrosia perfects her craft by using traditional recipes from her deceased grandmother and occasionally consulting her mysterious aunt. When she discovers that her meals fall short of converting the man to her specifications, she moves on to the next one - a total of 16 ranging from the local police chief to a Bourbon Street musician. Will she reach her goal before the monstrous hurricane hits her city? The Food Temptress serves a delectable treat connected by Ambrosia’s continuing quest for both romantic and culinary perfection.

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AAMBC 2009 SPRING VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR
Rekaya Gibson, Author of The Food Temptress

Rekaya Gibson

What is The Food Temptress about?
The main character, Ambrosia Bourgeois, uses food to seduce men in hopes of creating Mister Right. Paralleling southern cuisine, each short story captures the hearts and minds of different men. When she discovers that her meals fall short of converting the men to her specifications, she moves on to the next one—a total of 16 ranging from the local police chief to a Bourbon Street musician. The Food Temptress serves up a delectable treat connected by Ambrosia’s continuing quest for both romantic and culinary perfection.

What inspired you to write The Food Temptress?
I developed the concept from the adage, “a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” I took my interpretation and expanded upon it, using my creativity. As result, I birth The Food Temptress.

What is the meaning of Ambrosia’s name?
The name “Ambrosia” means a Greek Goddess of food or drink. If consumed, one will become immortal. In “The Food Temptress,” Ambrosia’s grandmother named her so that she would have immortality.

How does each short story parallel Southern cuisine?
I use a hint in the chapter title to signify the food Ambrosia will use next. For example in the “Cat Got Your Tongue” chapter, Ambrosia uses catfish as the main dish. In “Green with Envy,” she serves up collard greens. In “The Power of the Pudding,” she makes bread pudding.

Why is it important for Ambrosia to find the perfect man?
Ambrosia wants to find the perfect man for her, not necessarily “a perfect man.” However, she is not willing to compromise on some things. She figured transforming a man into the perfect mate with her food would result in her finding a life-long partner.

Which dish has the greatest impact on a man?
The pineapple upside down cake has the greatest impact on a man because it converts a gay man into a straight.


What happens to women when they eat Ambrosia’s food?
When women eat Ambrosia’s food, nothing happens to them. However, a colleague of mine, John Williams, gave me the idea to create a book about men using food to seduce women. It might happen one day soon.



Biography:
Rekaya Gibson’s love for food is evident throughout her fiction work, The Food Temptress, and her children's book, Are There French Fries in Heaven? Her nonfiction articles have appeared in the “Cabo Living Magazine,” “Desert Saints Magazine,” and “Lake of the Ozarks Second Home Living Magazine.” In 2006, she self-published an e-Book, Wow Them With Your Grant Proposal, under her own e-publishing company, Gibson Girl Publishing Company. She holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University. Currently, she resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Web Links:
www.foodtemptress.com
www.thefoodtemptress.blogspot.com
www.rekayagibson.com

Email:
rekaya@foodtemptress.com

Contact Information:

Rekaya Gibson
P. O. Box 621773
Las Vegas, NV 89162

2 comments:

Rekaya Gibson

Here's a little something for your Sunday dinner. Enjoy!

Smothered Chicken Recipe
(Compliments of P. Jones, a New Orleans native)

Whole Chicken, cut-up
1 – Yellow Onion
1 – Green Bell Pepper
Green Onions
Parsley
Bay Leaves
Thyme
Salt
Black Pepper
Red Pepper
2 – 3 Tablespoon Flour
Cooking Oil
11/2 Cup Water

1. Clean and season chicken with black and red pepper. Add salt to taste. Best if you refrigerate for at least a few hours, or longer.

2. Chop yellow onions, green onions, green bell pepper, and parsley (use little of the stem, put in with other seasoning - save leaves to add later).

3. Put cooking oil into pan, cover bottom with about 1/4 inch. Heat until it is medium hot.

5. Brown chicken on both sides, not to cook only to sear. Remove from pan.

6. Keep grease hot; add 2 to 3 tablespoons of flour into grease. Stir into the oil, to get a creamy like paste.

7. When it gets dark brown color, add the chopped seasoning. Continue stirring. (You may want to turn down heat). Next add cup water, continue to stir. Then add the chicken.

8. Add a half cup of water, the bay leaves, and a 1/4 teaspoon of thyme, and parsley flakes. Stir under medium heat.

9. Let cook for about 30 minutes, taste and add additional seasoning to taste. If necessary, add 1/2 - 1/4 water depending on the thickness of gravy desired.

This dish can take an hour and half to cook. It will take longer if the skin is left on the chicken. With skin, it will take additional 30 minutes.

Thank you Simply Said Reading Accessories for having me as a guest blogger!

The Food Temptress

Cyril

P. Jones' Smothered Chicken Recipe serves as "confirmation" to my own culinary skills.

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