New York Times food-related stories worth checking out if you have the time:

A jazz musician dons a chef's toque to cook a Marcella Hazan-inspired Valentine's Day feast for his wife. A legitimately sweet Valentine's Day story.

Peter Meehan checks out the latest soba noodle temple, Soba Totto. Some day I'd like to go on a soba noodle tour of New York. Where should I go?

People with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) battle powerful demons in restaurants.

Mark Bittman cooks up shrimp with sun-dried tomatoes. Do the sun-dried tomatoes overwhelm the shrimp?

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