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Valentine's Day

Holidays | Chocolate and Hallmark aside, Valentine's Day is a high-pressure holiday for good dining. Ask Chowhounds about the best places to go for a Valentine's Day meal, and tell us your best (and worst) experiences! Also get advice on what to cook, from chocolate desserts to romantic pasta dishes.

Articles on Valentine's Day

Easy Shortcuts To a (Mostly) Homemade Valentine's Day Dinner 01:08
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Easy Shortcuts To a (Mostly) Homemade Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day is on a weekday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t swing a memorable home...

Caviar vs Roe: Some Fish Eggs Are Fancier Than Others
What's the Difference

Caviar vs Roe: Some Fish Eggs Are Fancier Than Others

Caviar vs roe—what's the difference? They're both fish eggs, true, and to some, that makes them equally...

Caviar 101: Everything You Need to Know About Eating Fancy Fish Eggs
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Caviar 101: Everything You Need to Know About Eating Fancy Fish Eggs

Caviar, or fish eggs that are usually sourced from one of three types of sturgeon, is one of the symbols...

What Is the Difference Between Champagne and Cava? 01:00
What's the Difference

What Is the Difference Between Champagne and Cava?

There are so many different types of wine varietals that are infused with bubbles. There’s Champagne...

Your Guide to Creating the Best Champagne Bar Ever 01:00
Entertaining

Your Guide to Creating the Best Champagne Bar Ever

There is something inherently luxurious about Champagne. Whether it’s paired with a decadent food...

11 Surprising Foods to Dip in Chocolate Fondue 01:08
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11 Surprising Foods to Dip in Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue is a natural for Valentine's Day, and for good reason: Dipping luxurious foods in...

The History of Red Velvet Cake 02:43
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The History of Red Velvet Cake

What exactly is in a real red velvet cake and where did it come from in the first place...

How to Make the Best Cheese Fondue 02:51
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How to Make the Best Cheese Fondue

Dipping bread and vegetables into a pot of hot cheese fondue makes a fun and delicious meal, but what...

How to Host the Perfect Galentine’s Day Bash
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How to Host the Perfect Galentine’s Day Bash

Galentine’s Day has officially transcended the television screen, where it was mentioned by Leslie...

Videos on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Recipes

Red Carpet Royale Cocktail 6 Saves

Red Carpet Royale Cocktail

This sparkling Champagne cocktail garnished with gold leaf is an award-worthy drink perfect for any...

Red Velvet Cake 579 Saves

Red Velvet Cake

Make Chowhound's red velvet cake recipe for an impressive, irresistibly moist cake topped with sweet...

Sautéed Bok Choy 409 Saves

Sautéed Bok Choy

A simple bok choy recipe for a healthy vegetable side dish.You will need garlic, ginger, red pepper...

Braised Rabbit with Garlic Caramel Sauce and Risotto 5 Saves

Braised Rabbit with Garlic Caramel Sauce and Risotto

Often overlooked, rabbit is a delectable, mild meat that makes a nice change from chicken, especially...