Monday, January 18, 2010

Romantic Foods

What foods do you find romantic? Is it the food or the thought and appreciation of said food being cooked for you? I was thinking about this last night, as I was planning future menus for the buying clubs I serve, and started planning something special for the members for the week of Valentine's Day.
I'll go first. Keep in mind my occupation, LOL, but I find CHEESE incredibly sexy! Especially creamy, full fat cheese. Okay, you're probably a little afraid of me now, but don't worry--I'm harmless. One of my New Year's Resolutions this year was to speak more of what I feel, and apologize less. Forewarned is forearmed.
I also think there is something rather attractive about smoked and fermented foods, think smoked salmon and salami.
There you have it. Let's have some fun! Plus, I'm hoping to incorporate some of these ideas into a savory cheese spread or decadent dessert cheese.
Guys, why don't you pipe in too? Justin........let's here from you too. By the way, we had a good time Saturday night. Let us know about future kid approved gatherings.


  1. Scrambled egg sandwich with what ever three kinds of cheese are in the fridge. Fried in fresh butter by my best beloved husband because I've come home too tired to cook. A ripe apple to follow.

    Pear and cheese salad, chunks of pears, cheeses and nuts mixed up together. Chopped almonds on top.

    Salmon soup, poach salmon in milk, season with salt and pepper, serve. Crumble shavings of parmesan over the top.

  2. My romantic foods:
    Chocolate mousse
    Spaghetti and meatballs -- influenced by Lady and the Tramp, I think!
    Bacon and eggs -- I love this anyway, but even more so when my hubby brings it to me as breakfast in bed! Yes, it is possible to eat bacon and eggs in bed and not make a huge mess! Unless the kids come up at the same time and decide to join me for breakfast. :)

  3. Almost anything served in bed, or served for two in a hotel room, or on the beach, or in a picnic.
    I guess the location and mood-setting is more a trigger for me than the food itself. Red wine is a fav, (and chocolate) the rest doesn't matter as long as we have time to talk and spend together.

  4. Thanks guys, keep it coming! I think it is a resounding " yes " to the notion that most anything is romantic, when lovingly prepared for you by those you love.
    I did see a lot of reference to cheese, wine, chocolate.
    For the men in our lives, there's a good " heads up " Valentine's Day idea.... breakfast in bed!

  5. Italian food sure is.
    I loved Jo's comment about spaghetti and meatballs and " Lady and the Tramp ",it made me smile!