Recipe for Romance. Who says romance has to cost an arm and a leg? This Valentine’s Day, skip the stress of reservations and big restaurant tabs and opt instead for an intimate home-cooked meal. In the time it takes to order and wait, you can prepare a delicious shrimp scampi for two and impress your special someone. Better yet, put on some sweet tunes and tackle the kitchen together to create a shared surf-and-turf feast. Plan your special evening in with easy-to-follow recipes at FoodNetwork.com.
4 Score & 6 Ingredients. If you’ve ever seen West Chester’s Lincoln Building in February, you know that Chester County goes big for Honest Abe’s birthday. On February 12th, celebrate the Emancipator’s 208th with his favorite dessert, French Almond Cake. The cake’s simple, 6-ingredient recipe is easy to follow and takes only an hour to whip up. Mark the day in a new way and try Lincoln’s favorite cake at home. It’s as delicious as it is old. Recipe at Parade.com.
Son of Saladworks. Former Saladwords CEO John Scardapane teamed up with CIA-trained chef Tim Courtney to open the latest local-farm-to-your-fork restaurant, EatNic, an urban farmhouse eatery and BYOB in Paoli. With a comfy, shabby chic vibe, Eatnic’s all-scratch kitchen is open from 9 to 9 so you can order anything you want—from basic to fancy—off the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, seven days a week. They’re soliciting favorite family recipes to make you feel even more at home. 231 W. Lanaster Ave., Paoli. Eatnic.com.
Hunger Knows No Season. Though the holidays have passed, there’s no reason to stop spreading goodness and cheer. As winter ramps up, food donations fall off. This year, fight that bad trend and donate to the Chester County Food Bank through to spring. Whether it’s a bag of groceries or a food drive, every donation makes a difference. Help the giving spirit live all year. More at ChesterCountyFoodBank.org.
Delicious Duo. Whether it’s deep dish or thin crust, everyone agrees pizza is a favorite worth celebrating. Good thing February 9th is National Pizza Day! What better way to revel than with a slice and a glass of … wine? That’s right. February also hosts National Drink Wine Day, on the 18th. Kill two birds with one pairing and try healthy veggie pizza with a glass of chardonnay or a meat-lover pie with a rich cabernet sauvignon. More pairings at Babble.com.