In the Valentine’s Day tradition of cozying up, we’re choosing to get up close and personal with our food instead of any sort of human being. To get started, go into the kitchen, but down the tongs and abandon your spatula.
The best way to get to know your dinner intimately is to prepare your meal with your hands.
Certain tasks, like tossing salad and pinching out a portion of salt, are best accomplished with those hands of yours (so long as they are clean). You’ll get a sense of how food should feel when it’s ready. So wash off your paws, and let’s get get close to our food.