"Cupboard love" is an English phrase referring to affection that is given purely to gain a reward.
The term is derives from the way in which a cat will give a cupboard containing its food superficial "love" (which is not normally exhibited) when it wants to be fed. The phrase is most often applied to human activity, for example when a child will say "I love you so much" before or after requesting a treat, for example an ice cream.
Designers Rocky Alvarez, Carl Clerkin, Gitta Gshwendtner, Michael Marriott and Will Warren have created specially made exhibits for the exhibition Cupboard Love.(Brief Article)
Jan 23, 2003; Caption: Designers Rocky Alvarez, Carl Clerkin, Gitta Gshwendtner, Michael Marriott and Will Warren have created specially made...
Your Life: In CONVENIENCE FOOD; Cooking Straight from the Pantry Sounds Great.But What If Your Cupboard's Bare? A New Book Called Cupboard Love by Tom Norrington-Davies Promises to Change the Way We View Convenience Food by Encouraging People to Cook from Well-Stocked Kitchen Larders. Mum Branwen Cook, 35, from Redditch and Son Charlie, Aged Three, Tried the Book Out
Sep 24, 2006; A new author, shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers' Cookery Book of the Year Award, has released a book that (and I quote)...