Sticky and sweet salted caramel slides down a beautiful woman’s face in tantalizing rivulets. Sultry smoky-lidded eyes and long lashes serve as a ledge for drops of the unique sweet and stray caramel rests on pillowy pink lips. Her hands are cradling her blissed-out face and truly tell the story of her “love affair with salted caramel”. If you are finding yourself having mixed and confusing emotions about the picture, do not worry. It is a purposeful attempt to tap into a person’s lust for not only rich food, but the desire for satisfying sex. Pyschology and biology has proven that humans are unconsciously relating food with sex and vice versa. Continue reading
Take Popular Song and Write about the food elements. I got the idea from Warren Balasco’s Food Studies book, “Food: the key concepts“.
I love rap music. In rap culture, a common food reference is the lollipop, a phallic representation of a penis. Women licking or sucking on lollipops is a common erotic image in rap music videos and magazines. Rapper, Lil Wayne’s song “Lollipop” is full all about this sexual metaphor. It became a successful hit because of its play on words (wrapper = rapper), a common manipulative technique used in rap music (another reason why I love rap, the linguistics). Some people might define this song as grammatically –and morally– incorrect, but I don’t look at it that way because to me it is a way people communicate; it is a culture, different from mine, that I enjoy learning about. Why is music that expresses another demography considered incorrect?