Valentine’s Day Cookery

On this Valentine’s day we decided to ask a couple of experts how important food is when it comes to love. According to local food writer Betty Rosbottom and chef Max Brody of the Night Kitchen, in Montague Massachusetts, it’s extremely important. Here are some recipes to get you started. Betty Rosbottom’s Lamb Chops with Crushed Garlic, Rosemary, and Red Pepper Flakes, her Farafalle with Mascarpone, Asparagus, and Hazlenuts, her Java Jolt Truffles, and finally, her Optimism Tart. (Use your browser’s “Back” button to return.)

Max Brody is the chef and Co Owner of the Night Kitchen, in Montague, Massachusetts. Betty Rosbottom lives in Amherst. She writes a weekly, national column called “That’s Entertaining” She’ s also a frequent contributor to Bon Appetit and her most recent cook book is The Big Book of Backyard Cooking.