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This Valentine's Day, Build a Whole Meal Around One Spendy Ingredient

This Valentine's Day, Build a Whole Meal Around One Spendy Ingredient

It is my professional opinion (I am a professional eater of dinner) that you should stay in on Valentine's Day every single year. The money you might have otherwise spent on over-priced Champagne or roses (don't buy roses!) My advice is to build your evening around one fancy ingredient used a few ways, to keep the party going course after course. Build your Valentine's Day dinner around saffron by starting with a pitcher of Nik Sharma's sumac and saffron refresher, a fizzy, non-alcoholic bev that gets its tart flavor from a spiced simple syrup. The resulting slices of cured meat are rich, nutty, and fatty—so good they'll put your normal cheeseboard stuff to shame.