Four Things More Interesting to Read than a Hallmark Card

As they say, a good piece of writing is sweeter than fifty fun-sized candy bars. So, all week long, we've been sharing stories of romantic meals, Valentine's meals, and run-ins with Mariachi bands. Read them all, regardless of your feelings on this red-and-pink-stained holiday.

John Birdsall recalls his first Valentine's day with his now-husband, when he learned that Valentine's Day should not ascribe to other people's expectations or traditions. Read the story »Katie McBride
Love ingredients
Marian Bull spoke to Victor Hazan about cooking with—and for—his late wife, Italian cooking legend Marcella. Read the story »Katie McBride
Cara Nicoletti wrote about her first Valentine's Day in New York, a creamy bowl of gnocchi, and a very generous chef. Read the story »Katie McBride
Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing

Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing

This decadent chocolate cake is taken over the top with a rich fudge icing.Laura Sant