Rose petals dress up this Valentine's Dinner for more experienced cooks. More >>
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(RNN) - If you don't have a reservation Thursday, it's safe to say the majority of restaurants are booked.
Your best bet is to stay at home Valentine's evening and cook with your significant other. And the intimate one-on-one time could have more positive effects than you imagined.
According to Bren Herrera, private chef, writer and owner of the Latin fusion food blog Flanboyant Eats, dining in can help develop a better bond.
"If you're sharing the evening with a significant other, being able to cook together is a testament of patience and creativity," Herrera said. "I think staying at home and cooking together … creates a romantic ambiance and promotes teamwork, which opens the relationship to a different realm of connection."
Herrera added that putting food on each other's plates is another way to mix things up. Both plates will look different, displaying each person's unique creativity and interpretation of the dish.
If you dress like cooking is a chore, it will feel like a chore. One way to counteract that is by dressing up a little more than you regularly would.
"You don't have to wear a bandana … or necessarily an apron … and if you do wear an apron it could be a flirty one," Herrera said. "I think for Valentine's Day, especially if the girl is cooking, it'd be nice to wear some heels, they don't have to be stilettos that are 5 inches - but just look really nice in the kitchen."
She added if you feel good while cooking, you may see surprising results in the finished product.
"I think if a woman feels sexy - she'll pour that love into the dish and it'll really show in the plate. The whole presentation and the delivery of it will just exude of admiration and love," Herrera said.
For more tips from Herrera, visit Flanboyant Eats, which details everything from Latin fusion food recipes, to fashion, to Herrera's world travels. You can also follow her on Twitter @BrenHerrera and on her Facebook page.
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