As the saying goes, “The way to man’s heart is through his stomach.” It may be old (and sexist – many a woman has fallen in love after a delicious dish), but it’s definitely still true. So show your soon-to-be significant other why you’re way sweeter (and more useful) than the other suitors with these date-night dishes. Single with no prospects? You still need to eat. The next time you’re feeling lonely, seek comfort in cooking and get your practice on. When you meet someone who’s worth the effort, you’ll be able to reel ‘em in and keep them coming back for more.
Roast chicken with lemon and herbs (also known as the “Engagement Chicken”) and a classic apple pie with a buttery crust for dessert Get the recipes
Grilled Berkshire pork chops with roasted butternut squash puree, sauteed kale and maple gastrique Get the recipes
Curtis Stone’s seduction dinner: Tagliatelle with crab and chili, Pomegranate martini, Chocolate and Kahlua fondue Get the recipes
Mini lasagnas with sweet corn, pancetta and mascarpone with chocolate amaretti cake for dessert Get the recipes
Shrimp stuffed with crabmeat, baked oysters and creamy hot chocolate Get the recipes
Salt-roasted sea bass, spinach with grilled watermelon and celery heart salad with Moroccan olives and cherry tomatoes. Get the recipes
Trying to woo a vegetarian? Try this for a fabulous, flavorful meal: