just in time for valentine’s day

On the Today show this morning, one of my favorite chefs, Mark Bittman (I’ve yet to make a dish of his I didn’t like), demonstrated a chocolate souffle anyone could master. Not only did it look super easy, it’s looked absolutely decadent. The trick, he said, was to fold not mix and be sure to clean the mixer between mixing the yolks and then the whites (no yolk can be present when mixing the whites or else it won’t work). I probably won’t make this for Valentine’s Day, but definitely will give it a try soon.


  1. Anonymous
    Posted February 12, 2009 at 12:19 am | Permalink


    Can you go through your top picks restaurants for Valentine’s?

  2. michelle v
    Posted February 12, 2009 at 10:55 am | Permalink


    I don’t reallyhave top picks for V day. To be honest, I usually don’t go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day. I find that the restaurants are way too crowded and the final product might not be as good as it normally would be. With that being said, we are going out this year, but for lunch to L’Albatros. We had such a great meal a few weeks ago there that we are eager to go back. And by going for lunch, we can bring the baby.

    As for some of my favorite restaurants overall, I love Momocho, Lolita, Fahrenheit, Lucky’s, Flying Fig, Pacfic East and Michaelangelo’s.