Romance on the menu Just in time for Valentine's Day...

Tidbits

February 06, 2002|By LIZ ATWOOD

Romance on the menu

Just in time for Valentine's Day, here are two cookbooks for lovers. Ellen and Michael Albertson, "The Cooking Couple," have written Temptations, Igniting the Pleasure and Power of Aphrodisiacs (Simon & Schuster Trade Paperbacks, 2002, $14), which reveals the power of erotic edibles. And Jacques E. Haeringer, chef de cuisine at L'Auberge Chez Francois restaurant in Great Falls, Va., has written Two for Tonight (Bartley Press, 2001, $26.95), which contains recipes for a variety of romantic meals.

Focus on chocolate

Chocoholics can salivate over the Food Network's newest show, Chocolate With Jacques Torres, which premieres at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. To celebrate the series, the network will offer a week of all-chocolate themed programming starting Saturday and ending Feb. 15. Check local TV listings for shows and times.

Chinese New Year

Get out the chopsticks for Chinese New Year on Tuesday. Celebrate Lunar Year 4700 (the Year of the Horse) by decorating your table with narcissus and arranging a mound of oranges on a platter. And don't forget the fortune cookies.

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