Happy Valentine’s Day!
Okay, that’s a bit premature, but there aren’t many shopping days left until you need to be armed with the perfect gift and an even perfect-er meal.
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It’s Valentine’s Day, what are you going to do for romance? How about a nice
Asparagus and Avocado Salad
Now, maybe you think I’ve lost my mind here and you probably wouldn’t be too far off. But see, I know my other #letslunch compatriots are going to do romantic meals with chocolate and probably strawberries and all that fancy schmancy romantic stuff. But I’ve found that romance is really something you have to tackle on a case-by-case basis.
For instance, if you want to romance me with food, show up with sushi. Or crab legs. Preferrably both. And a nice sweet champagne.
If you tried that on my wife, well a) you’d have me to deal with but b) she hates seafood and doesn’t much like champagne. She’s more of a chocolate only kind of gal.
So I’ve decided to do what I do best and turn this romantic Valentine’s Day into nice cheap potty humor. How you might ask? With a little help from the Romans.
Chocolate. Chocolate is the force that brings us together tonight for the #gno Tweetup on Twitter. The topic is supposed to be Love and Chocolate, though most of the questions I have gotten so far seem to center around just the chocolate. Love, it appears, has no place in Valentine’s Day.
So, to honor tonight’s extra-chocolatey, somewhat love-y Tweetup, I have decided to compile some of my favorite chocolate dishes into one list, complete with recipes. Most of these recipes aren’t mine (again, dessert cooking + me = BAD consequences) but I think you’ll enjoy them nonetheless.
Oh, and I had to add a little chocolate food porn. Because first you eat the chocolate with your eyes and then with your mouth. Enjoy!