The world dons the romantic hue of red to celebrate the Valentine's Day. Food too plays a significant role in making this day extra sweet and memorable. From ripe strawberries, tomato and raspberries to plump pomegranate and grapes, the food prepared with anything that is red in colour would find a spot in the menu on the V-Day.
The beautiful red velvet cakes are a must for the young couples to ring in this special day. The red wine too could set the mood for a romantic eat out. Meanwhile, the demand for chocolates never goes down as the perfect Valentine's Day gift. From the classic dark and white chocolates to the sweet milk and plain chocolate, the couples share a piece of chocolate to express their love for each other.
Here is a list of mouth-watering dishes that could adorn the dining table for the perfect Valentine's Day treat: Valentine night strawberry, chocolate cookies, rolled sugar cookies, cake balls, cream cheese sugar cookies, oreo truffles, fresh strawberry upside down cake, white chocolate raspberry cheese cake, creamy pesto shrimp, Valentine’s salmon, baked Dijon salmon, maple salmon, chicken pasta, fillet mignon, spaghetti, strawberry salad and French onion soup.
The numbers reveal that it is the Americans who spent the most for food to celebrate the Valentine’s Day in style. In Argentina, the lovers’ day falls in July. Besides chocolates, traditional sweets and desserts too are exchanged on this day. The Valentine’s Day celebrations in France, meanwhile, last for three days. Interestingly, in South Korea, the 14th of every month is celebrated as a special day in many names.
In Ghana, which is the largest producer of coco in the world, 14th February is also celebrated as the national chocolate day. The people of Bulgaria add spirit to the V-Day celebrations by toasting the locally brewed wine. Meanwhile, in Wales, the couples exchange beautiful wooden spoons as a token of love. They celebrate 25th January as the day of love.
In Japan, 14th February, is an exclusive day for the women to profess their love. They give chocolates and other gifts to the men in their lives. However, the men have to wait until 14th March or the White Day to return the gifts.
The Brazilians celebrate 14th February as the lover’s day with pomp and colour. However, married couples do not exchange gifts on this day. In Italy, the singles choose this day to find their perfect match. Chocolates made in the shape of cute piglets are exchanged in Germany. The couples believe that these chocolates would bring good luck into their lives.