Jen Aniston & Courteney Cox inspire Cougar Cookbook!
Given the Tinseltown trend of older women dating younger men, Mary Jo Eustace has devised a new cookbook to help cougars.
According to FOX Pop Tarts, "Cooking for Your Cub!" is designed for women like Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore, both of whom tend to prefer their gents on the youthful end of the spectrum.
The actress/chef explained, "I wanted to do something really fun and an anecdote to the whole divorce saga. This is for women who are in their 30s and 40s and are starting again, making a great living and don't necessarily need men financially."
She continued, "The whole idea of the book is to have a woman who is secure, dating a younger man, and cooking for romance and fun."
"The concept of being a cougar is becoming a lot more mainstream, we've got people like Demi Moore who is beautifully preserved and at the top of her game choosing to be with a much younger man, and it is becoming really acceptable that you can have that choice."
"Then there is the likes of Kim Cattrall who was on 'Sex and the City' and obviously with a younger man during the series so we are playing on that, and now Susan Sarandon has a young boyfriend. These women look fantastic. I think it just shows that women have more control and more choice and don't have to be obligated to a certain type of man."
As a play on the theme of her book, FOX reveals that each of Mary Jo's 24 recipes is named after famous females who have been through marriage break downs and/or divorce. There's Jennifer Asparagus Soup, Courteney Coconut Lemongrass Soup and Oysters A La Madonna, to Proscuitto Halle Basil Sandwich, Roasted Leg of Lamb (Demi Glace) and Beef Tenderloin with Sarandon Shallots Over Blue Cheese Mash. (FOX Pop Tarts)
"I thought it would be funny to introduce them to adult food - introducing them to coffee lobster, maybe a liqueur, you're trying to sophisticate their palate. I also want it to be fun and sexy but do-able. It's got to be fun and it can't be taxing to do," she says.
As host of the popular Canadian cooking series "What's For Dinner?", Mary Jo Eustace was married to Dean McDermott for 12 years before he and Tori Spelling hooked up on the set of their Lifetime movie in 2005. Her first book, the controversial "Divorce Sucks", is based on her experience of turning the negativity associated with the process into motivation for herself.
Speaking of Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore, the two women have signed on to direct five short flicks for the Lifetime network's "Project Five."
Each short feature will be an anthology that explores the impact of breast cancer on people's lives. Alicia Keyes will also be a part of the directing process, and filming is set to begin in a few weeks.
"Our hope with Project Five is to entertain, inform and inspire dialogue, research and prevention. Otherwise, our goals are small," Aniston said in a statement. "We want these films to move people and empower those affected by breast cancer to stand tall through this challenge, which impacts ALL of our lives, no matter who we are."
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