Is duck breast a meal you ever make at home? No? Why? Is it too unfamiliar? Is it associated with fancy restaurant meals — too intimidating to make in your own kitchen? Let me help dispel those fears and say that duck breast is a delicious, special meal to make at home. If you'd like to try something a little different this weekday Valentine's, why not try duck?
Read on for my go-to duck recipe, and step by step photos of cooking duck breast.
Rich and creamy lobster bisque is a perennial Valentine's Day favorite, but it's a dish that can be daunting to the uninitiated and daunting to the wallet. After tinkering with a traditional (and expensive) recipe last week, I knew there must be an easier (and cheaper!) way. Turns out, there is.
We love the playful, irresistible dessert tables put together by event stylist and party planner Amy Atlas. And the best part is, you don't have to be a professional to make your own version for Valentine's Day or any other celebration. Amy was kind enough to share her simple tips for turning 5 favorite desserts pink, as well as her recipe for pretty white chocolate strawberry truffles.
We're adding this to our list of pink and red foods for Valentine's Day: red beet gnocchi from Jodi of What's Cooking Good Looking. She uses beets instead of the traditional potato in this recipe, which give the gnocchi a beautiful deep pink color — perfect for Valentine's Day. (Her version is also gluten-free and can be made vegan, if you so choose!)
Every year we share a few of our favorite food-related Valentine's cards, and this time around it's getting serious. For your all-thyme favorite, your everything (bagel), the one to whom you whisper "olive you" every night, these cards will show how much you mean it.
When it comes to pairing food and drinks, there are three basic elements: complementing, contrasting and bridging. In relationships you could say the same. It's the contrast, though, that can create the fireworks and often the passion. With the "Hallmark holiday" around the corner I set out to find a sexy cocktail suitable for toasting your sweetheart, but also one perfect for any happy hour in 10-minutes' time.
Q: I live in Boston and my boyfriend lives in New York. I'll be visiting him for Valentine's Day and I'd like to bring some kind of special baked good since his kitchen is... sparse, to put it kindly. No flour, no sugar, no baking pans, nothing.
Get your Valentine's Day started on a sweet note: a batch of fluffy, heart-shaped scones is the ultimate breakfast treat. Whether served as breakfast-in-bed with a teapot for two, or tucked into a bag for an out-the-door treat, homemade baked goods are a sure-fire way to your sweetie's heart.
My Food Valentine, the thesis project of an NYU student, is a collective storytelling project with a website where you can log in and write a love letter to your one and only favorite food. The project isn't too active anymore, but you can still add your own and read others' love letters. We enjoy that the foods with the top number of love letters are ranked. Guess what food is the fairest of them all?