One of the most popular ways to celebrate Valentine's Day is by dining out. But, if you're not the type to canoodle over a heart-shaped cake in an overcrowded restaurant, we've got the perfect recipes for romance — literally. We consulted eight Chicago foodies to help us put together a virtual cookbook of recipes utilizing foods that are considered aphrodisiacs, you know, the flavors of love.
From ginger-ginseng chicken soup for a starter to bananas foster French toast for the morning after, we've got you covered. Added bonus? Because you're enjoying this culinary experience in your own digs, the bedroom is just steps away. Hallmark holiday, this is not.
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