Todd English Heats Up Online Dating in Canada

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Todd English may be engaged as of this fall, but his new partnership with Canada’s online-dating site, Lavalife, gives singles what he thinks they want: to make artichoke guacamole and the famous Olives crab cakes for group Valentine’s Day gatherings. Ouch. English loaned the company ten recipes for spending February 14 at home, whether, according to the press release, you’re “single and lovin’ it” or trying out a “getting to know you” guest. Bake oysters on an intimate date, but eat them fried alone (if you can’t get a date, you can at least batter some stuff up). For dessert, English recommended the falling chocolate cake with raspberry sauce — “a sexy dessert that can be shared with one spoon.” Lots of food celebrities plug products, but online dating? Hot young chefs take note: It’s the pretty ones (like Rocco shilling Bertolli) that are prone to these slippery slopes.

Lavalife and Chef Todd English to Partner for Valentine’s Day 2009 [Official release]