Planning to pamper bae with breakfast in bed or candlelit dinner? You may want to read this first.
The universal love-tip of all times is that the way to anyone's heart is through their stomach. Nothing says romance more than serving your loved ones their favourite cuisines prepared by you.
So, if you are thinking of taking it a notch higher with a couple cooking sesh this Valentine's Day, you may want to see what our expert foodies have to say. We spoke to five celebrity chefs to find out how they use this idea to cook with their partners:
Celebrity chef Amrita Raichand
"Sorry, this is one place where I won’t have much to contribute as my husband can’t even break an egg! However, he is my best and worst critic so, his opinions and contribution to my recipe creation are extremely valuable. However, cooking together is a pleasure I have been deprived of indeed! Am I complaining? Naaahh…"
Celebrity chef Saransh Goila, Goila Butter Chicken
"I like the idea of a couple cooking together but it only works if there is one person following the recipe and the other is a sous chef. You know how they say too many cooks spoil the broth? This equation only works if one is putting their head to the recipe and the other is putting theirs to the chopping board. I think the easiest would be to toss a pasta together or bake a pizza together."
Celebrity chef Anahita Dhondy, chef-partner, SodaBottleOpenerWala CyberHub
"I think cooking is such an empowering and beautiful exercise and you feel very self-sufficient and satisfied when you do it. When you get your partner involved in it, I think it’s so much fun because you spend time together and get to learn more. It’s almost like a partnership exercise and is fun because you tell them to chop something while you do something else. You create a dish together and it turns out wow, your spirits are lifted and you’re excited. It is such a nice feeling."
Chef Sinchai’ Srivipa, Executive Chef, Chiva-Som
"Cooking together sends a message to the couple that participating in promoting health is a team effort. Additionally, it allows the couple to engage in fun and interactive sessions that end in a delicious reward that benefits the mind as well as the body."
Neha Gupta, founder, Beyond Designs Bistro
"If both spouses enjoy cooking, this can be a fun activity done together. I love cooking, but I am very experimental, I won’t cook a dish same way twice, there has to be a twist either in the way the ingredients are used, or the way they are plated and presented. So the family is used to expecting new flavours each time. Let's start everything fresh, that should be the idea of every relationship. Love should always stay fresh if you fight- one can always bury the troubles to start fresh that's why we suggest couples to cook fresh salad together."
Well, what are you and bae cooking then?