From romance to friendship, Valentine’s is a day to celebrate our relationships with the ones we love, and what better way to show your affection then with the gift of food? At Gourmet Food Store, we have all manner of articles helping you celebrate the most romantic day of the year with style! From our chef-tested and approved Valentine’s-themed recipes to pastry and chocolate-work fundamentals, we have all the information to help make this a truly happy Valentine’s day!
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Every February 14th, friends and couples get together and exchange gifts, flowers, and chocolates, all in the name of Valentine’s day! While the celebration of love and fertility goes back to the beginning of time, the month of February as a whole has long been especially associated with romance. First, thanks to the ancient Roman celebration of Lupercalia, and secondly, it was a longstanding belief in Europe that February 14th was the beginning of birds’ mating season. Whether the birds or the Romans are to thank for a happy Valentine’s day, we love celebrating this romantic season with plenty of delicious foods! From the typical filled Belgian chocolates to thick-cut steaks, chocolate lava cakes, and truffle-infused scalloped potatoes, we have a wide array of delightful dishes to tempt your loved one this year.
A wise man once said, “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate. ” and we couldn’t agree more. Show your loved ones how much you care by preparing a gourmet spread for their enjoyment. Heart-warming soups, Foie Gras stuffed squash, pumpkin and pancetta ravioli, and more. We have a nearly limitless list of delicious recipes and valentines gifts for your culinary inspiration. Browse through our complete selection of delightful tips, tricks, and so much more for a Valentine’s celebration you’ll both cherish for years to come.