Weekend Cook and Tell: Romantic Respites

Welcome to Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we page through the food sections of various national newspapers in search of an inspiration for a weekend cooking project. We hope you'll cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, the food sections of most papers are brimming with ideas for romantic recipes to share with your sweetie. Over at The New York Times Melissa Clark whipped up a batch of gooey Chocolate, Coconut, and Olive Oil Brownies for her husband, The Los Angeles Times is talking chocolate truffles, and The Chicago Sun-Times is creating recipes using ingredients with aphrodisiac qualities. Love is clearly in the air.

If you haven't already guessed, this week's challenge is all about romantic menus for Valentine's Day. We want to hear all about the sweet and loving meals that you're planning on sharing with your main squeeze. Are you planning on shucking oysters or spooning tiny scoops of caviar on blinis? Or impressing them with a special baking endeavor? Certainly we don't mean to intrude on you're intimate moments, but we'd love to hear all about what sorts of edibles you are going to be enjoying come February 14.

Show us photos of your intimate menus and romantic recipes Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title), and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. We'll post a round-up of your aphrodisiac recipes, ideas, and experiences next Wednesday.

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