Open your kitchen and open your heart—the Try Guys' Ned & Ariel Fulmer share the recipes they love to cook together
For Ned & Ariel Fulmer, cooking together has always been a love language, and now—with gorgeous photos and 10 years of never-before-heard dating stories and relationship tips—they’re putting it all on the table. With recipes for simple night-in staples like Third Date Pizza or Netflix and Chili, as well as luscious specialties like Ariel’s Favorite Lemon Salmon Piccata or Ned’s Chocolate Soufflé, Ned and Ariel know better than anyone that delicious food is the cornerstone of any good relationship.
Organized by relationship stage—from single and dating to meeting the parents to long-term commitment—The Date Night Cookbook will quickly become a favorite resource for every couple.
Ned and Ariel Fulmer, hosts of the YouTube cooking show Date Night, share delicious moments from a decade of dates and dishes with over 75 charming recipes that prove "there's no better way to get to know a person you're dating than through a home-cooked meal." Organized by the "stages of a relationship" (attraction, dating, disappointment, stability, and commitment), the doable dishes celebrate culinary moments from meetup to married life. Blind Date Teriyaki Salmon and Night-in Chocolate Bark are laced with early dating memories of the couple's Netflix binges, while Kiss and Make Up Flourless Chocolate Cake recalls the trying times of their relationship ("What could be a more decadent canvas to say I'm sorry' than... chocolate cake?"). In "Commitment," Ned locks things down with Nonno's Lamb Ragu, his Italian grandfather's specialty. Meanwhile, fun cocktails, such as fizzy ros paloma, and mash-ups, including strawberry tahini blondies or halloumi fajitas, are perfect for "try new things together." The book's rom-com vibe while a bit saccharine at times is enhanced by amusing tips for successful dating ("embrace your partner's weirdness!"), dialogues, and photos from the couple's courtship. The result offers some delectable ways to heat things up in the kitchen. Agent: Jessica Felleman, Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency.