Candy Hearts

Katie Johnson's Chicken-Flavored Valentine

Chow Bella has a valentine for you. For the rest of February, we're handing out Candy Hearts -- stories of food and love from some of our favorite writers. Enjoy.

"It smells good, right?" I ladled a small portion of the chicken fettuccine alfredo out of the pan and handed it to the boy I was dating.

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Bryan brought the ladle to eye level and scrutinized it before relaying the utensil back to me.

"You eat it first."

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