Reveals 5 Tips To Cooking The Perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner

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Following an article published by the SC Times,, an online directory of culinary colleges, discusses five tips that could help people cook a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner., an online directory of culinary colleges, discusses five tips to cook the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner.

According to a February 4th SC Times article titled “Show Love on Valentine’s Day With A Home Made Meal,” sometimes it’s more romantic to cook a home made meal on Valentine’s Day, rather than battling for a reservation at a restaurant. While many people think cooking a nice meal can be hard, the article says even beginners can create romantic, tasty meals in their own kitchens.

Andrew Girard, a representative from, discusses five tips on how beginner chefs can cook a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner.

  •     Cook something you have made before. “It’s probably not a good idea to try to cook a new recipe when you are still in the beginner phase of cooking,” he says. “You want your meal to be perfect, so cook something that you have made before or you have tasted previously.”
  •     Keep the meal light and simple. “Complex dishes leave room for error,” Girard says. “Make sure the meal is simple and light. Heavy foods might ruin the evening and make you feel bloated.”
  •     Plan ahead. “Plan out the meal ahead of time. This will not only help you save time when cooking, but also keep it organized to reduce cleanup.”
  •     Set the mood and create a romantic atmosphere. “One of the most important things about cooking is the presentation of the dish and the atmosphere,” Girard says. “Light candles, dim the lighting and play some music. This makes actually eating the food more enjoyable and intimate.”
  •     Take a cooking class. “If you plan ahead, you might be able to take a cooking class,” he says. “This may help you learn how to cook a specific dish or just learn some basics. Cooking classes can help you feel more confident in the kitchen, so you can better prepare for your Valentine’s Day meal.” is the leading source for information on culinary degrees, culinary schools and cooking programs. Maintained by, a popular resource for job seekers and employers, helps prospective chefs, teachers, restaurant managers and culinary students find schools, jobs, and programs best suited for their needs. is an affiliate of, a similar directory featuring the top art colleges.

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