With Cupid-covered candies in the stores and Valentines cards hogging the Hallmark racks, what better time to test whether the way to a person’s heart truly is through their stomach? And here’s as sure-fire a culinary arrow as you're going to get, courtesy of TV cook Jacqui Malouf, who came on the “Today” show to discuss her new book, “Booty Food: A Date-by-Date, Course-by-Course, Nibble-by-Nibble Guide to Cultivating Love and Passion Through Food.”
Excerpted from “Booty Food: A Date-by-Date, Course-by-Course, Nibble-by-Nibble Guide to Cultivating Love and Passion Through Food,”by Jaqui Malouf with Liz Gumbinner. Copyright © 2004 by Jaqui Malouf and Liz Gumbinner. Published by Bloomsbury USA. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt can be used without permission of the publisher.