Chocolate Crepes for Your Valentine

As a chef, and really as a person, winter is an interesting time, a time when the need for comfort magnifies. For me the winter is when I slow a bit, recharge, refocus and spend time cooped up in my warm home reacquainting with my family.  As I have watched this process play out each…

Is Chocolate The Official Gift of St Valentine’s Day?

Everybody knows what romantic couples do to celebrate the day of St. Valentine, right? They go to an elegant, expensive restaurant for dinner. It’s the wisdom of the ages. Still, there is a counter wisdom, one helped along by the sheer number of couples clogging tables for one big night and the toll that reality…