It's Valentine's Day! Still looking for sweets for your sweet? These super easy frosted brownies are fun to make and more fun to eat.
'Valentine's Day' on Serious Eats
Easy chocolate brownies are dolled up with tinted buttercream for Valentine's Day.
Let's say you left your Valentine's Day shopping to the last minute and your only options are a heart-shaped box of Russell Stover or Whitman's chocolates. Which should you choose? We found out.
As a food writer, I am legally required to post about eating out on Valentine's Day. Honestly, it's in the bylaws somewhere. Which is fine, because as a husband, I have to admit that I am actually all for the tradition, even if I have very definite opinions about the specifics.
If your favorite part of Valentine's Day is a conversation heart that says, "Bite Me," try drowning this month's syrupy banter with a bit of (delicious) bitterness.
Candy hearts are a centuries-old, endearment embossed sweet that have become synonymous with shoeboxes full of Valentine's Day cards and a chalky, (potentially tooth-shattering) texture. Learn what candy inspired them, what flavors the colors are supposed to mean, and more!
My boyfriend and I are coming up on our six-year anniversary, and though we love each other dearly, we seem to have left the honeymoon phase of our relationship back in college. Would a single aphrodisiac be powerful enough to combat our five-plus years of accumulated farts, burps, and dissipating sense of mystery? I did some highly scientific calculations and concluded that our chances of, erm, success would be exponentially improved if we force-fed ourselves all the aphrodisiacs.
See how the Serious Eats community is celebrating Valentine's Day.
From boozy truffles to intense single origin bars, San Francisco's chocolate scene has never been better. Here are some ways to impress your valentine (or heck, or yourself.)
Skip the crowded restaurant, open a bottle of bubbly and celebrate the season with a romantic, multi-course meal. Whether you're cooking for yourself or your sweetheart, a home-cooked dinner is a gesture that will set the mood and warm the heart. Yup, we said it. Warm the heart.
From rich chocolate and ripe berries to some fresh takes on classic conversation hearts, here are a few recipes to get you started on impressing your honey on the special day.
Mindy Segal, owner of Mindy's Hot Chocolate in Chicago, shares all the treats on her Valentine's Day wish list, from soft serve ice cream kissed with cinnamon and caramel, to salty-sweet Basque cake.
Ever had a terrible Valentine's Day date? We bet that these bartenders have witnessed worse from behind the bar.
Sugar cookies that actually have good flavor and texture while still looking adorable their pink sanding sugar coats? I think that any Valentine can get behind that.
Easy, lightly chewy sugar cookies are rolled in pink sprinkles to make them perfect for your Valentine.
Naturally, when you think of romance, you think of cheese. In the pantheon of amorous foods, there are oysters, chocolate, and then...cheese. (At least that's how I rank them.) Please thank me in advance as I save your Valentine's Day through the powers of fermented mammal milk. Sexy, non? Here's a guide to buying cheese for your squeeze.
What's sweeter than a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day? A homemade box of chocolates, especially ones with exciting flavors.
What makes a cocktail good for Valentine's Day? To start, it should be the sort of thing your loved one loves, whether that means a gin drink or a bourbon drink, a fruity drink or a fizzy drink. Our favorite Valentine's Day cocktails are flavorful and colorful, whether that means delicately pink or boldly red, fresh and light or strong and boozy. Some have a floral side, just in case you forgot to order that pretty bouquet.
We hit the aisles at Trader Joe's to find delicious sweets and give them a Valentine's Day twist.