Food and love- the best connection

William Shakespeare had it all figured out with his famous line 'If music be the food of love, play on'. This Valentines day thousands of people will be heading the kitchen to produce something amazing that will tell someone just how much they love them.  We've all read the articles like this one from Reader Digest that tells us of the aphrodisiac powers of food. Oysters and chocolates are the obvious,  but I was a little surprised to learn about bananas and never even heard of arugula.

Whether you believe in the power of food or not (it is proven that some foods raise endorphin levels), hopefully you already know your partners favourite meal. All you then need to do is add some romance and you're likely to have a special evening together.

Go crazy making everything heart shaped.

Go crazy making everything heart shaped.

Nothing in Valentines day can be achieved without a heart shaped cutter- get to your local cookware shop to buy a set.
Even toast can be filled with love.

Even toast can be filled with love.

 

We love this simple egg in toast idea for breakfast and a smoothie bursting with goodness. For extra brownie points deliver it straight upstairs for the ultimate breakfast in bed treat.

We have also found these amazing romantic dessert recipes for the more adventurous cook, some of these take some skill. So make sure you've checked the equipment you will need nice and early. If I was choosing from this list, it would have to be the Chocolate mousse cake with raspberries, what would you choose?

Share with us your plans for Valentines so we can either be jealous or copy it for next year.

The amazing chocolate mousse cake from Great British Chefs

The amazing chocolate mousse cake from Great British Chefs