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Make Your Valentine's Day Dinner Pay Off

Posted: 02/ 9/2012 2:40 pm

Spencer Walker is the author/blogger of COOK TO BANG: The Lay Cook's Guide to Getting Laid and CookToBang.com. He will be teaching a Valentines Day cooking class in NYC February 12th.

Romance isn't dead. It's just been emulsified, spiced, and repurposed into love stew. Valentine's Day is ground zero for expectation and disappointment. Otherwise notable restaurants hustle couples through their limited menus like malnourished cattle. Romantic? Hardly. Why not stay home and cook in the comfort of your home. Create a culinary masterpiece from scratch and prove yourself a keeper. Feel free to linger with that extra bottle of wine and avoid that awkward invitation in. Master the art of gastrosexuality: the intrinsic connection between the food and sex, life's two greatest pleasures. You will never go hungry or horny again. Here are some tips for your culinary seduction arsenal.

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It's vital to your Valentine's eating preferences and restrictions. Serving lamp chops to a raw foodist or vegan or mac 'n cheese to someone lactose intolerant won't get you far. Do recon before the date through subtle questions, online snooping, or ask them point blank. When in doubt, go veggie.

Photo by Flickr user: Martin Cathrae