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Event Tue Feb 14 2012

Reservations Available for Valentine's Your Kitchen

If you can't afford a restaurant--or just want to avoid crowds--you can still celebrate V Day at home in style. Here are some simple dishes that will do the trick.

For starters, I love apple and dill in salads. The fennel in this recipe adds a lot of welcomed kick.

For the entree, I recommend Marcella Hazan's tomato sauce with onion and butter, which I have made many, many times. My poor mother used to make spaghetti nearly every Sunday, which was all-day affair full of chopping and stirring; she would be furious to know that all she needed was a half hour and three ingredients. For reals. This is an amazing recipe that deserves many returns.

Cap off the evening with chili chocolate-dipped strawberries. I'm not a spice person in general, but I really like it mixed with chocolate--and this recipe takes mere minutes to prepare.

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Andie / February 16, 2012 6:20 PM

Excellent use of Treat Yo-Self. Brava!

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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