'Valentine's day' on Serious Eats

Screw Valentine's Day: A Greasy, Meaty Menu for Your Dark, Gloomy Soul

Batman has his Joker, Christmas has its Grinch, and Valentine's Day? I won't point any fingers, but you know who you are, snarling at love poems and ripping doilies to shreds in your dark, soulless lair of disdain. But whether you're dining alone, hunkering down with friends, or sharing the evening with an equally cliché-averse partner, there's no reason why you can't have your gloom and eat it too. More

21 Over-the-Top Valentine's Day Desserts

We're hard-pressed to think of a holiday that doesn't come with some signature sweets, but Valentine's Day trumps each and every one. After all, nothing says romance quite like stuffing your face with rich, sugary, high-calorie desserts. (Seriously, nothing.) From fudgy brownies and truffles to heart-shaped cookies and homemade conversation hearts, we've got 21 decadent recipes to help spread the love. More

16 Valentine's Day Dishes for 2

In the off chance that you've managed to miss the fact that everything everywhere has been decked in pink and red hearts, Valentine's Day is just around the corner. And, as they say, the way to someone's heart is through their stomach. We've got 16 home-cooked ways to get there. More

Know Your Sweets: Candy Hearts

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! More

Yes or No Sexy: Debunking the Valentine's Day Aphrodisiac

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. More

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