What is the colour for love? Most people might think that is red. But what is the colour for the first love? In Japanese pastry maker Qu’il Fait Bon‘s mind, it should be pink-ish white. Hence they created their fruit tart is made with a white strawberry called Hatsukoi no Kaori, which literally translates to “The Scent of First Love.” After 20 years of research done by plant suppliers and fruit breeders in Japan, the first white strawberry was created using only a tad bit of anthocyanin (which gives red strawberries their colour). Once it’s ripe, the unique fruit turns light pink, making it the ultimate romantic luxury. This delectable and pretty tart will cost you 12,420 yen ($105.67) and will be available until the end of February. So if you’re in Japan for Valentine’s Day, you may want to consider paying a visit to Qu’il Fait Bon to experience the unusual “scent of love.”
There is reason to connect food with art! Sometimes well prepared food just like art work – too pretty to be eaten, such as the apple rose by Manuela. Manuela is not a professional photographer but she loves taking pictures, mostly of the food that she whip up in the kitchen for her family. Manuela has a blog called “cookingwithmanuela” to share her passion with food and help non-professional chef to make these delicious food. All you need is follow the recipe and use your heart! When you look at the step by step instruction, you probably won’t believe these beautifully tempting food isn’t that difficult to make. And the beautiful and elegant apple roses are the perfect example.
Just finish dinner of Valentine’s Day. Nothing really special, I blame that to my lack of creativity in cooking… However, my I don’t think Valentine’s Day meals necessarily have to be fancy – something you know they’ll love, something made with love, that’s what it’s all about. Hence, I created a list of simple but sweet Valentine’s Day Food and of course, Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Breakfast [link]
Mmmm – fresh fruit IS yummy, BUT, on Valentine’s Day why not make it really delicious and tasty by adding some dark chocolate dipping sauce?
French Heart-Shaped Sugar Cubes [link]
These adorable French Heart-Shaped Sugar Cubes are from Sur La Table (so bad I can’t find it in Canada). The delicate molded hearts are notched to hang beautifully on the side of tea, coffee, or espresso cups. The package includes three types of sugar in three colors: white, amber, and ebony cane sugar.