Life Food & Drink

Saturday 18 January 2020

That's amore

Cosy up to your loved one with an intimate meal for two

Baked peaches with berries & honey ( pesche cotte con frutti di bosco)
Baked peaches with berries & honey ( pesche cotte con frutti di bosco)

Gino D'Acampo

What better way to spend Valentine's than with your favourite person? There are times when going out to a restaurant is the perfect recipe for a romantic night, but for this weekend of all weekends why would lovers go out? My advice is to stay home, indulge each other and cook!

Cooking for someone is such a sensual and generous thing to do; I love it. And to let you take maximum pleasure from eating together, I have selected recipes from my new book that I think will take the minimum amount of time to prepare. All will go to plan, so I am giving you a recipe for breakfast too.

These recipes are not heavy, stodgy food -- as part of my I Diet they are low in calories but big on tastes and flavours. You will get extra brownie points for that, I promise. Be organised, so you don't waste time prepping and fussing when the two of you are together. The more confident you are in the kitchen, I have heard the more attractive it makes you ...

To set the mood, start off with some nibbles and chilled Prosecco. Move on to the lemon prawns followed by a melt-in-the-mouth chicken breast with Parmesan and mozzarella. The tiramisu is so delicious I've given you a recipe for eight portions, and with zero cream it's a guilt-free moreish delight, perfect for a midnight feast.

Enjoy Valentine's Day!


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