4 Valentine’s Day Recipes to Get You in the Mood

Can certain foods really ignite romance? According to scientists, it doesn’t really matter—a candlelit meal of sumptuous food and good wine with someone you love can genuinely get you in the mood, no matter what’s on the menu. In other words, what we think may actually be the most powerful aphrodisiac of all.

Still, a sensuous feast of some of the most storied (and delicious) culinary aphrodisiacs certainly can’t hurt. Put on some Al Green, set the table for two, and get cooking:

1. Oysters with Frozen Champagne Mignonette

2. White Asparagus with Truffle Vinaigrette

3. Avocado Gelato

4. Dark Chocolate Honey Almond Fondue

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