Okay, so you've probably never looked at an order of Coq au Vin and felt true love for its maker before, but dating a man who knows his way around a kitchen is a major must-do. Chefs are perfectionists and eager to please — and that's just the beginning. Behold, six reasons you need to date a chef.
While the male home chef may be en vogue, there are still men out there who are afraid or simply clueless about how to start cooking, especially if it's for their significant other or family. Here's advice for getting your guy started in the kitchen.
You have the gift wrapped, card signed and wine ready, but what on earth are you going to make for your romantic Valentine's Day dinner? How about the delicious recipe that Food Network's celebrity chef, Anne Burrell, has planned out for you!
While watching Top Chef Masters on Bravo last night, we thought it was important to note the surprising appeal of Hubert Keller. And, we're not typically gaga for older men, but there was just something about Keller's ease in the kitchen that made our hearts beat a little faster. And we're pretty sure it was just the professional cooking job that did it to us. However, it got us to thinking: what other professions make us go weak in the knees?
Candlelight, red wine, freshly made pasta. Flirting at a small table in a corner infrequently visited by the waiter. Such are the makings of a great date. But not if you can't eat what they're serving. What if you must start with a 10-minute interrogation: Can the scaloppini be prepared without a dusting of flour? Can I forgo the bed of pasta and just have the red pepper salmon? Embarrassing. Your waiter takes a few trips to the kitchen to speak with the chef, and your date progresses in fits in starts. And – let's be honest – you might seem a little high-maintenance. Here, how to make two culinary palates work.