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Heating things up

Food can be an integral part of the dating process.   At some point, we are either mingling or getting to know one another over food.  Cooking great food is also a great way to add spice (pun intended) to the regular, run of the mill date activities.

I recruited my fabulous new gal pal Chef Bren Herrera to help us navigate the joys of cooking and dating.  She is a fellow blogger who recently wrote about one of her clients thinking outside the box for a non-traditional date idea. He hired her to prepare a special meal for a special lady.  I have to say, there is something about a personal chef that can add instant wow factor to a date!

Chef Bren

Photo: Shannon McCollumn

I asked Chef Bren how cooking could heat things up for a non-traditional date:

1. Cooking on a date will show both guy and gal that you’re atypical and think outside the box! Who like movies and dinner dates! So, so passé! It’s 2010.

2. You can totally spoon-feed each other while “tasting” what you’re making. That makes for an intended sexy moment, without being forceful or offensive.

3. If you’re looking for a life-long mate that can cook, this is the test!! How willing are they to break out the cutting board and knives and mince garlic(which will make your breath stinky, but that’s another test of his/her real interest)? If they’re down for it, chances are they are conscious of budgeting, their health and quality time at home.

4. If the food is good, you’ve sealed the deal and a 2nd date is in order.

Well, she makes a pretty convincing argument. What do you think? Would cooking a meal prepared by the two of you not impress the socks (yes…just the socks) off of you?

Have you tried it before? What would you do if you showed up to your date’s place to find the meal waiting to be cooked.  Would you be impressed and turned on a little (Am I the only one thinking of the film 9 1/2 weeks right now? Just me? Ok.)

Would you *ahem* go with the flow and roll up your sleeves? As far as non-traditional dates go, this would definitely be outside the norm.  It would definitely be a memorable night.  I won’t forget the night younger guy brought all these ingredients to my place.  I left to run an errand and when I walked back in, I was shocked to find dinner was done. Then he fed me. No seriously, he literally cooked and fed me. You’ve got to admire those younger dudes.

Chef Bren said that a male client’s favorite dish is the spicy seared scallops in honey with a mango and cilantro relish. That sounds amazing! Do you have an amazing recipe that would be ideal for date nights? What dish do you use to impress the ladies/men?

891 comments Add your comment

Carlito

March 26th, 2010
11:34 am

Sassy, you really need to come to an strictly Italian party. You would die laughing.

Sassy Me...Sun kissed :-)

March 26th, 2010
11:34 am

Tequila makes me krazy…

Yes SIIRRR you ain’t the only one….1800 por favor bartenda…

Carlito

March 26th, 2010
11:35 am

I Am, I am NOT whatever you say I am. :)

You need some Italian sausage in your life. :)

PrincessNik......supastar

March 26th, 2010
11:35 am

Lady J i think because i have spent so much time with them i can’t deal with the whole “white tee” thing LOL Every homecoming i attend you can locate me at any of the numerous Kappa tailgates, old head, new school, young alumni, they know me even when i don’t know them. All they say is you Ryan’s sister right gone get you a plate :)

Sassy Me...Sun kissed :-)

March 26th, 2010
11:36 am

you really need to come to an strictly Italian party. You would die laughing.

Sounds interesting…I’d definitely try it out.

kimmie

March 26th, 2010
11:37 am

Dreams – I used to BYOB at them Kappa-Omega-Alpha parties!LOL!! No hunch punch for me, I heard the horror stories! Had an image to uphold!LOL!

Professor

March 26th, 2010
11:37 am

popping open my 40 and drinking it straight out the can

Lady J-Lioness

March 26th, 2010
11:37 am

superstar their gis are great! 2 years ago this Nupe set it out in Orangeburg and when he realized I was SGRho he was even nicer! That are kool kats who stand apart!

Lady J-Lioness

March 26th, 2010
11:38 am

meant their gigs!

Carlito

March 26th, 2010
11:38 am

Sassy, when it is majority us and we feel comfortable. It is a riot.

SexyCool (Stays on Ready, Set.)

March 26th, 2010
11:38 am

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
Still like that old time rock and roll,
That kind of music just soothes my soul,
I reminisce about the days of old,
With that old time rock and roll.

Dan

March 26th, 2010
11:39 am

Y’all talking frat parties, I’m talking Friday in the SW….

I am whatever you say I am

March 26th, 2010
11:40 am

Professor: Make sure you tap the bottle and twist the cap!!!!

Carlito: we could make bread together.

Sassy Me...Sun kissed :-)

March 26th, 2010
11:40 am

Carlito I bet it is. Y’all know how to party and the fist pumping is soo serious….gotta love it :)

Carlito

March 26th, 2010
11:40 am

Any of you all every been to a BonFire?

Lady J-Lioness

March 26th, 2010
11:41 am

Slim Coo-Coo

March 26th, 2010
11:41 am

Mayne I had some hunch punch for my 21st bday….WHEW!! Tombout messed up…eating the dayum pineapples were worse than taking shots

Rell “i use to be so out of my mind” It was ridiculous how much we used to partake back in school. My 3rd year, my roomie & I had an off-campus apt so it was the weekend hangout spot. EVERYONE would bring their own stash but we’d all just toke n pass. I recall one night we had at least 12 in rotation. Can a person be even more higher?!!! Thats the first time I laughed so hard that I started literally crying because I couldn’t stop laughing. Then our dumb azzes call ourselves wanting to go to Dairy Queen to satisfy our sweet munchy cravings. I’m driving my car…riding deep with a roach in the air…1st of all they burned a hole in my back seat that I later had to explain to my parents how it got there. 2nd of all, I end up running over one of those orange painted cememt slabs trying to get out of the drive-thru. Scrapped the bottom of my Geo Prism. Had to make everyone get out to get the car off of it. Folks at the drive-thru laughing at us cause they can smell the fumes through the window. And last but not least, we get lost on the way back….it’s literally impossible to get lost in Statesboro but I just think we were tripping out so hard that we simply forgot where we were going. :lol:

PrincessNik......supastar

March 26th, 2010
11:41 am

Kimmie

No hunch punch for me, I heard the horror stories!

Girl, my brother and his LB’s and other chapter memebers would limit my intake with the Nupe Juice they actually would not even let me have any til the end of my sophomore year. If i attempted to get some it was taken away. LOL by my senior year they were like you grown now. To this day they alway make sure if they are around “i’m safe” not doing anything foolish when we hang out.

Sassy Me...Sun kissed :-)

March 26th, 2010
11:42 am

What I’ve seent so far….Italian stud muffin wants to share his meat and I am is talkin bout bread so does that mean she wants you to slide……

Carlito

March 26th, 2010
11:43 am

I am, I will beat and knead your dough. :)

Sassy, you have to start off low and slow with it. Then as the music build you get faster and raise it up. Once the music hits its crescendo you are at full pump above your head. If a dude has small wimpy arms he just gets laughed it. :)

PrincessNik......supastar

March 26th, 2010
11:44 am

Lady J i bet we know some of the same Kappa’s cause you know SCSU, Clafflin, BC and Allen traveled in packs ;)

Mo (aka Moeisha - TGIF)

March 26th, 2010
11:44 am

Alright ya’ll Im off to get my friday started!! Ya’ll be easy!

PrincessNik – your fam is Kappas, mine are Ques and I had the same thing going on as you! But I stayed away from the Que punch altogether!! NO THANKS!!

Have a good weekend ya’ll!

Carlito

March 26th, 2010
11:44 am

Sassy, I am just online flirting. :)

Lady J-Lioness

March 26th, 2010
11:44 am

superstar no comment! HA!

SexyCool (Stays on Ready, Set.)

March 26th, 2010
11:45 am

I have an invitation to a birthday party in Riverdale at some place called The Quarters. That’s new to me. Anybody have any info on it?

PrincessNik......supastar

March 26th, 2010
11:46 am

lady j

alllllready!

lol

I am whatever you say I am

March 26th, 2010
11:46 am

Carlito: you knead and beat my dough
I add spice to that sausage!

Lady J-Lioness

March 26th, 2010
11:46 am

SexyCool it is a cool place! New Orleans foods

Sassy Me...Sun kissed :-)

March 26th, 2010
11:47 am

I know u just flirtin Carlito..we all having fun. As for the fist pumping I’ve seen them do it like that on tv and it all looks like a hell-a-good time.

THE INFAMOUS DK AKA MR FLAT SHOALS PUBLIX

March 26th, 2010
11:48 am

Sessy – That my Friend Lee’s spot.. Tell him DK sent ya.. Drink specials are cool and the food is great..

Lady J-Lioness

March 26th, 2010
11:49 am

superstar!

Blame it on the Goose (goose)
Got you feeling loose (loose)
Blame it on Petron (’tron)
Got you in the zone (zone)
Blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol
Blame it on the alcohol (fades)

Carlito

March 26th, 2010
11:49 am

I am, I like spice :) What’s your stats?

Sassy, so you know about the Nike Shox, the button down shirts and jeans.

THE INFAMOUS DK AKA MR FLAT SHOALS PUBLIX

March 26th, 2010
11:50 am

Sessy – Its just like any other joint after a certain time the grown folks leave and the kiddies fall thru.

Sassy Me...Sun kissed :-)

March 26th, 2010
11:50 am

in Riverdale at some place called The Quarters.

Yeah it’s right off of highway 85(I pass by to/from work/home) and it’s a cool spot…you should enjoy yourself.

Alright y’all I’m out…going to the Cherry Blossom festival thingy in Macon later. Guess what I’ll be doing later Carlito ;)

Professor

March 26th, 2010
11:51 am

:oops:

My mind we elsewhere Carlito

you have to start off low and slow with it. Then as the music build you get faster and raise it up. Once the music hits its crescendo you are at full pump

SexyCool (Stays on Ready, Set.)

March 26th, 2010
11:51 am

Thanks, Lady J. What building is it in? Is it across from the International grocery store that used to be a WinnDixie?

(Which reminds me – I want to get by there and see if I can find the wraps to make some lumpia.)

PrincessNik......supastar

March 26th, 2010
11:51 am

Lady J

:lol: u summin else

Sassy Me...Sun kissed :-)

March 26th, 2010
11:52 am

so you know about the Nike Shox, the button down shirts and jeans.

Yes I do :)

Melo

March 26th, 2010
11:52 am

Any of you all every been to a BonFire?
@Carlito??

Me.!!…where do they do bonfires here except maybe in the sticks??;;like minnestota cntry? :lol:

Im a zulu african,so bonfires is what we do…our cow balls,offals,trotters,tongue etc on deck,then we spice our men stuff how ever way we want.

Is that what u talking about??

Carlito

March 26th, 2010
11:53 am

Sassy, If I were there I would have one with you. :)

Professor, good catch. I typed that and totally missed it. HA HA HA

AmazonRed™

March 26th, 2010
11:53 am

Dang, I left on page 1, now we’re on page 4. No use in trying to catch up!

Sassy Me...Sun kissed :-)

March 26th, 2010
11:53 am

What building is it in? Is it across from the International grocery store that used to be a WinnDixie?

It’s across the street from the H-mart,next door to a small BP gas station and a pool hall…

SexyCool (Stays on Ready, Set.)

March 26th, 2010
11:53 am

DK – is this the same Lee that had that Blackwood spot by The Tavern?

Sassy Me...Sun kissed :-)

March 26th, 2010
11:54 am

Have a good weekend blog familia :)

Carlito

March 26th, 2010
11:54 am

Melo, yes that is what I am talking about :) Fun times, indeed.

Slim Coo-Coo

March 26th, 2010
11:55 am

Mayne I had some hunch punch for my 21st bday….WHEW!! Tombout messed up…eating the dayum pineapples were worse than taking shots

Rell “i use to be so out of my mind”

It was ridiculous how much we used to partake back in school. My 3rd year, my roomie & I had an off-campus apt so it was the weekend hangout spot. EVERYONE would bring their own stash but we’d all just toke n pass. I recall one night we had at least 12 in rotation. Can a person be even more higher?!!! Thats the first time I laughed so hard that I started literally crying because I couldn’t stop laughing. Then our dumb azzes call ourselves wanting to go to Dairy Queen to satisfy our sweet munchy cravings. I’m driving my car…riding deep with one in the air…1st of all they burned a hole in my back seat that I later had to explain to my parents how it got there. 2nd of all, I end up running over one of those orange painted cememt slabs trying to get out of the drive-thru. Scrapped the bottom of my Geo Prism. Had to make everyone get out to get the car off of it. Folks at the drive-thru laughing at us cause they can smell the fumes through the window. And last but not least, we get lost on the way back….it’s literally impossible to get lost in Statesboro but I just think we were tripping out so hard that we simply forgot where we were going. :lol:

Slim Coo-Coo

March 26th, 2010
11:55 am

BLog eating my posts :-(

Rell unplugged

March 26th, 2010
11:55 am

AmazonRed™

March 26th, 2010
11:57 am

One thing I will add is the whole “letting things happen” notion. Yes, you should let things flow but you also need to not give into urges just cuz you feel them. That’s how a lot of folks are getting into trouble these days.

Dig That

March 26th, 2010
12:00 pm

BLog eating my posts

@Slim- That blog monkey has got the munchies today