Long before Valentine’s Day become a rage, these dishes held centre court when it came to love, romance or even affection to a guest.
They may not hold the same stature as a red velvet cake or a chocolate mousse when we talk of love (read: valentine’s Day) today, but there doesn’t undermine these dishes of love that were especially designed to express love, gratitude or even honour a guest or a beloved. In fact, during their time, these delicacies were considered to be the perfect messengers of love, or as they eventually came to be known as Ides of Romance.
Admired as much for the thought behind, these treats were (and are in a few cases) benchmarks of great cooking and presentation techniques.
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