Who is she?
The Well Heeled Cook is the alter ego of her creator, a filmmaker who loves food, fashion, glamour and fun, all of which she has uniquely combined to create this whimsical yet mysterious character in touch with her sensual side. The great thing about being an alter ego is she can go anywhere the imagination takes her. She can explore an insatiable appetite for gastronomic fantasy and wander into the quirky recesses of the mind, which she happens to do with abandon.
The Art of Being Well Heeled
Being “Well Heeled” is a state of mind. It’s about thinking of food and eating, even life, as a sensual experience. Gorgeous shoes make you feel gorgeous and that infuses flavor into everything. It’s not about the need to please, it’s about giving pleasure, the latter being very empowering. You don’t actually have to wear fabulous high heels to be in a well heeled state of mind. However, it never hurts.
The Well Heeled Cook creates simple yet luxurious food, designed to inspire the imagination of the seasoned cook who knows how to make something from just a glimpse or the novice who needs a little more guidance. The recipes are uncomplicated, using good ingredients written in what I am calling gastronomic haiku, with clear visualizations. Through creative explorations, the Well Heeled Cook enjoys taking even the most ordinary food from essential to sensual, with a dash of humor.
Food, the Ultimate Hook-Up
Beyond nourishment, food exictes and titillates. It celebrates life’s moments. It connects us. Cooking for someone is a beautiful act of giving. The expression “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” arose from a basic truth: food equals love. We happen to prefer the German version of the adage, which translates into “love is through the stomach” as it’s not gender specific. After all, a man cooking for a woman is one of the all time surefire aphrodisiacs.
The Aphrodisiac Effect
When it comes to aphrodisiacs, the Well Heeled Cook believes they are as much about external factors as the purported chemical or physiological effects of the food itself. Otherwise we would all be driven to an erotic frenzy anytime and anywhere we ate a plate of oysters. The beauty is that if you think it’s sensual, it is. After all, the largest sexual organ is the brain.
A Total Sensual Experience
Eating is one of the few if not only endeavors for which we utilize all our senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, and yes hearing (remember the sizzle). The trappings that surround food enhance the experience as well – candlelight, music, table setting, clothing and, yes, fabulous high heels.
Why just cook, when you can sizzle.