Valentine’s Day: Cooking Together

Celebrate the most romantic of holidays by cooking a meal with your loved one. We’ve designed a menu the two of you can prepare together: One person roasts the gingered baby carrots, and the other whips up mashed potatoes enriched with sour cream. To prepare the main course, one of you sears the duck breasts while your partner makes a cherry-port sauce. For the finale, indulge in rich, velvety chocolate pots de crème (these can be made a day or two in advance); our version gets a dash of spice from five pepper blend.