HOME      KATE'S GLOBAL KITCHEN       SEARCH      COOKBOOK PROFILES    I LOVE DESSERTS      GLOBAL DESTINATIONS     SHOPPING     CONTACT


Just Good Food

by John Ryan

 

Cupid's Breakfast

 

Just Good Food  
Gentlemen, as a Valentine's Day veteran (I'm speaking as a former chef, waiter, and restaurant manager), I can assure you that the usual routine—dinner, flowers, and chocolates—benefits business more than it does Cupid. Starting the end of January florists, confectioners, and restaurateurs all mount an elaborate assault on guys everywhere. Trust me, they don't care about romance. They just want your money.

Granted, a lovely meal on Valentine's Day is a natural. But as far as Cupid is concerned, dinner's just an overture; flowers and chocolates...mere accessories.

Ideally you'd start the holiday with roses, candlelight and delicious food, but that's not the Valentine's reality. Unless you want a burger and large fries for dinner on the 14th, you can expect to be processed through a ridiculously expensive dinner package by a harried waiter. (And if you didn't make reservations for this treat three weeks ago, you can forget about it.)

All that might be okay for a first date, when both of you will be grateful for distractions, but when you're talking romance—the urgent, heaving stuff of cheap novels—you've got to think past dinner. You've got to envision the whole drama. And that includes breakfast. Rather than crowds and cufflinks, breakfast will find the two of you padding around the kitchen in slippers and bathrobes.

What's needed for the perfect epilogue is something simple but special—a bowl of cereal and instant coffee simply won't do. For such a breakfast I propose waffles and champagne cocktails. Then I suggest you clear your calendar for the rest of the day. Cupid will demand an encore.

 
Recipes
 

Just Good Food Archive

John Ryan

Both chef and musician, John Ryan wrote the Just Good Food blog from 1996 through 2001.

 
Kitchen Gypsy

This page created February 1999

Top


The Global Gourmet
The Global Gourmet®
Main Page

 

Chinese New Year
Celebrate Chinese &
Lunar New Year

   Clip to Evernote

Bookmark and Share

 

Twitter: @KateHeyhoe

 
Search this site:

Advanced Search
Recent Searches


Departments

Kate's Global Kitchen
Kate's Books
Cookbook Profiles
Global Destinations
Holiday & Party Recipes
I Love Desserts
On Wine
Shopping

Caffeine and You Caffeine and You
cooking kids Cooking with Kids
new green basics New Green Basics

Archives
Conversions, Charts
   & Substitutions
Search

About the
Global Gourmet®
   Contact Info
   Advertising
   Feedback
   Privacy Statement

Recent Cookbooks

Cooking Italian
175 Home Recipes
4-Hour Chef
Bakery Cookbook
Barefoot Contessa
Bouchon Bakery
Burma: Rivers of Flavor
Cake Mix Doctor
Comfort Food
Craft of Coffee
Crazy Sexy Kitchen
Daily Cookie
Fifty Shades Chicken
French Slow Cooker
Frontera - Rick Bayless
Gluten-Free Quick & Easy
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Kitchen Science
Lidia's Favorite Recipes
Make-Ahead and Freeze
Modern Milkshakes
Modernist Cuisine
Mystic Cookbook
Paleo Slow Cooking
Picky Palate
Pop Bakery
Practical Paleo
Quick Family Cookbook
Saltie
Sensational Cookies
Smitten Kitchen
Southern Living Recipes
Sweet Life in Paris
Trader Joe's Vegetarian
True Food
Whole Larder

More Cookbooks

 

Kitchen & Home
Markdowns

 
.

Copyright © 1994-2013,
Forkmedia LLC

 

 


cat toys Catnip Toys
 

Kitchen & Home
Markdowns

 
.