A Valentine’s Day Guide

| February 14, 2007 | 1 Comment
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It’s too late to book a table at your favorite restaurant, fortunately dinner at home can be more relaxed and romantic anyway. If yesterday’s post inspired you to create your own Valentine’s Day feast, we have some suggestions for you based on past posts.

Whether you are dining with your loved one or throwing an impromptu dinner party for 4, fondue makes for a fun and intimate meal. This time of year a pot of bubbling cheese is not only delicious but hearty and comforting too. Stephanie’s recipe for fondue is a winner.

There’s something decidedly sexy about seafood. It’s the briny taste of the ocean, the delicacy and sweetness. Don’t let me get all porno, just make your beloved a plate of Seared Scallops & Celeriac Salad Salad in an Orange-Mustard Dressing, one of Laura’s classic recipes.

For me, caviar is precious and perfect for a dinner for two. It’s too pricey to buy a lot. At New World Market you can buy caviar and homemade blini. That’s what I plan on doing!

For something French and fabulous, but with everyday ingredients you probably have on hand, crepes fit the bill. Shuna provides a sweet crepe recipe that will impress your date.

What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate? I have no idea. But it’s probably not worth celebrating. Just in time for the holiday Charles Chocolates has opened up a retail store, it’s the only place to find the entire line of chocolates and is located at 6529 Hollis St. between 65th and 66th Streets, the store is open from 11:00AM until 7:00PM seven days a week. Read about a visit behind-the-scenes at Charles Chocolates or read an interview with chocolatier Chuck Siegel.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Amy Sherman began blogging in 2003, because all her friends and family were constantly asking her where and what to eat. Three months after it launched, Forbes chose her blog, Cooking with Amy, as one of the top five best food blogs, praising her writing as “smart, cozy and witty”. Since then her blog has been featured and recipes reprinted in many newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and the world. In addition to regularly updating her blog, Amy is a guest contributor to the Epicurious.com blog, and Contributing Editor of Glam Dish. She also writes restaurant reviews for SF Station. Her focus on Bay Area Bites is primarily cookbook reviews along with some interviews and current events. Amy is a recipe developer and freelance food writer. She is author of WinePassport: Portugal and wrote the new introduction to the classic cookbook, Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book, published by the University of Nebraska Press. She recently completed 45 recipes for a Williams-Sonoma cookbook and wrote her first piece for VIA magazine. She is currently serving on the board of the San Francisco Professional Food Society and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Amy lives in San Francisco with her husband, tech journalist Lee Sherman.
  • cybele

    My husband and I had leftover chili. I think it was the best gift I could give to him as he does all the cooking and all he had to do was reheat. (And chili’s always better on the second day.)