On the cover of a 1961 Good Housekeeping magazine it says ‘to make him love you’. The corresponding article at first glance, seemed silly; upon further thought, quite lovely. I took the liberty of printing a small section of it here for you...

Beautiful food is an affair of the heart. Always has been. And when a woman starts to dream of cooking something special for someone special—you know it’s serious. That’s our especially pleasurable subject this month: Cooking for the one you love.

Why not set the table in party dress before he comes home. And why not copycat the dish he raved about in that too-expensive restaurant he took you to on your anniversary? It’s ham steak and fig fritters, which get together like long lost friends sharing the tender touch of a maple syrup and cider sauce. The latter blend brilliantly too. So do you. Isn’t it marvelous how you look forward to each other’s company all day long?

That was nearly 50 years ago, and as much as we would like to think things have changed, and perhaps the dynamics of our relationships have, the concept is so very true today.

I say, fabulous food, regardless of who you are, can make anyone fall in love, and the day we were in the test kitchen creating lobster with herb butter certainly proved that. We tested them, tasted them and transformed our kitchen into a buttery heaven.

Food Styling Kari Wardrop. Photography Jerry Grajewski.

Food Styling Kari Wardrop. Photography Jerry Grajewski.