Staff Review: "Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish Your Relationship"
Full of beautiful photographs and tasty recipes, this cookbook is great for couples looking to add some romance to their relationship through food. The author and her husband have weekly date nights at home, cooking three or four course meals after they put their kids to bed. Some of the recipes might seem rather ambitious (making homemade buns for sandwiches) for a weeknight, especially if you tend to procrastinate, but the philosophy of taking the time to nourish a relationship is an important message to learn from this book. Even the author (who also runs the award-winning blog Notwithoutsalt.com ) admits that some date nights consist of just desserts and drinks. I really enjoyed the way the cookbook was divided into seasons, with a complete menu for each date night, and I loved reading her anecdotes about love and marriage.