Five Fun Romantic Food Ideas


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Looking to feed the flames of romance? These simple, fun dishes provide the perfect ice-breakers for stay-at-home dinner dates. They probably won’t win foodie awards, but they just might win over your all-important guest.

  1. Bacon roses

If roses are the flower of love, then bacon is surely the food. So why not celebrate both with this simple recipe for bacon roses? Start with a bunch of plastic roses and get rid of the rose part. In its place, insert a roll of cooked bacon. Finally – flowers that taste as good as they smell.

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  1. Struck by Cupid’s arrow cherry tomatoes

Tomatoes were commonly known as ‘love apples’ when they were first introduced into Europe in the 16th century. This simple recipe harnesses the bright red fruit’s ancient love energy. All you need to do is to cut two tomatoes at an oblique angle and join them together with a cocktail stick decorated with an arrow head.

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  1. Red wine lollipops

Wine can be the perfect accompaniment to a romantic date. But why serve it in glasses when you can eat it off a stick? Decadent red wine lollipops are made by combining a red wine reduction with sugar, corn syrup and salt. The resulting mixture is poured into heart-shaped moulds and left to harden.

  1. Roasted heart potatoes

Although not the most sensual of vegetables, the humble potato can nevertheless be transformed into a flirty finger-food. All that is required is a heart-shaped cookie cutter, some potatoes and a little salt, pepper, olive oil and a few caraway seeds.

  1. Strawberry hearts

Staying with the heart theme, this super-budget, super-simple idea suggests creating cute little hearts out of innately seductive strawberries.

Strawberry hearts

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