Valentine’s Day is just one day a year but any day is a good day for romance. I’ve gathered together some of my favourite seductive, saucy, huggable dishes for delicious wooing and canoodling. Members have access to all the recipes and videos below. They are also in my beautiful 26-page Food is Love eBook. It’s a great addition to your e-bookshelf!
If you’re setting up for a special dinner, here are a few styling tips. Candles are a romantic cliché but for good reason. Their flickering, flattering glow sets the mood and the intention: this is a special occasion with a special person. Flowers, of course! Spelling your names or a message with Scrabble letters are a nice little touch and can allow for incidental accidental finger touching ;) I love these pretty lotus napkin folds too.
And guess what, I have created a romantic music playlist! My selection of songs is loving but not soppy – it’s more ‘woo, baby, you’re amazing’ than ‘oh darling, let me stare into the limpid pools of your eyes’. So, we’ve got a bit of jazz and Crazy Love from Van Morrison, plus lots of female voices before getting jiggy with never-gets-old smoothies Barry White and Al Green.
The Romantic chapter in my Entertaining cookbook also has a heartfelt menu for dining à deux. That’s the spread above. How lovely does it look?