Allrecipes’ Survey Confirms the Best Way to Someone’s Heart is Through Their Stomach

February 1, 2010

SEATTLE, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ — According to a new survey of the Allrecipes community, 79 percent of Americans believe special foods on Valentine’s Day are what make an evening romantic, and 60 percent believe that music is also a factor. The least important Valentine’s item according to respondents is gifts, which proves that the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Each year, millions of Americans stress about planning a special Valentine’s Day. This year, Allrecipes.com, the world’s #1 food site, has the answers to make the celebration a romantic success at the New Valentine’s Day page: http://allrecipes.com/Features/Holidays/ValentinesDay/2010/valentinesday2010.aspx.

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Who’s Cooking What?

According to Allrecipes’ survey, more than 65 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day by cooking at home and more than 44 percent will accompany the dinner with…wine! On the topic of wine, or rather, whine, 51 percent of women have never had their significant other cook them a Valentine’s Day meal. In fact, the majority of women surveyed plan to be in the kitchen on February 14. It’s not the economy that’s keeping them home either – the majority says it’s more romantic than eating out at a restaurant.

For those who are searching for the most romantic meal, last year’s Top 5 Valentine’s Day dishes are sure to please:

1. Chocolate Covered Strawberries


2. Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary


3. Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze


4. Broiled Lobster Tail


5. Lemon Rosemary Salmon


Top 5 Most Romantic Cities

On Valentine’s Day, Allrecipes receives more than an eight percent increase of average daily views. The cities visiting the most – suggesting they are planning special meals for their sweeties – are as follows:

  1. Elmhurst, Illinois
  2. Pleasanton, California
  3. Richardson, Texas
  4. Irvine, California
  5. Ocala, Florida

Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Next to food, music comes in second as a necessity to spice up Valentine’s Day. Allrecipes is helping home cooks put the finishing touches on their Valentine’s meal by giving away the new album from the ultimate love goddess, Sade. Allrecipes will give away one “Soldier of Love” album every day from Feb. 1 through 9. On Feb. 9, one entrant will win the grand prize of a 9-disc Sade collection. To enter, users must submit a romantic (but g-rated) Valentine’s Day story. Visit http://www.facebook.com/allrecipes for more information.

About Allrecipes

Allrecipes, the world’s #1 food site, receives more than 365 million annual visits from home cooks who discover and share food ideas through user-generated recipes, reviews, photos, profiles, blogs and meal ideas. For more than 13 years, the Seattle-based site has served as a dynamic, indispensable resource for cooks of all skill levels seeking trusted recipes, party ideas, everyday and holiday meal solutions, practical cooking tips and food advice. As the fastest growing food site, Allrecipes provides insights into the cooking behaviors of home cooks everywhere. Since 2008, Allrecipes has launched localized versions for the United Kingdom/Ireland, Australia/New Zealand, France, Germany, China, Japan, Quebec, the Netherlands, Southeast Asia, Brazil, Mexico and Russia. Allrecipes is the publisher of Allrecipes Dinner Spinner, the #1 food app for the iPhone with versions for the U.S., UK, Australia, France and Germany. Allrecipes is part of Food & Entertaining @RDA, a division of The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. For additional information regarding Allrecipes, please visit www.allrecipes.com.

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