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2 Hearts 4 Hands - A Guide for Cooking Together
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Put love into your food and food into your love at the same time! This is the first cookbook designed for two people cooking together.

Join with your partner, family, friend, co-worker, or new relationship for a fun, creative and tasty experience.

A date in the kitchen provides quality time for your relationships while preparing delicious healthy food.

Two Hearts Four Hands is a lighthearted approach to expanding culinary awareness while addressing the time challenges of food preparation in our fast-paced lifestyle. Cooking together allows you the extra time for deeply nourishing yourself and your relationships.


Hard cover 3-ring-binder, 7” x 9”, with removable pages and two protective page covers. Each cook has their own page of step-by-step recipe instructions. The menu is interactive – you are not making separate dishes. See Sample Pages: the cover, table of contents and one sample menu.

There are 30 menus in 6 sections
that represent the mood and purpose of your date:

    • Feelin’ Homey
    • Romantic
    • New Relationships
    • On the Wild Side
    • Parties and Celebrations
    • Keeping It Sweet

For inspiration, see the colorful divider pages with category definitions.

The first edition (old cover shown during the video below) sold out! The new edition has the same delicious recipes with a beautiful new look.


Each menu provides a list of ingredients, utensils Beverage Complements, Music to Cook By, and Nutrition Bytes. There are also Planning Checklists to help you prepare and organize the kitchen for two cooks.

The approach to the food is eclectic. While keeping within healthful guidelines, the recipes maintain the character of each type of cuisine. Within the wide variety with some of the meals, some are simple, some in-between and others rich and extravagant. Basic preparations can be done in approximately 1 hour and can be accomplished successfully by beginning cooks as well as more experienced ones.

Categories with Sample menus

    Romantic:  Rose Petal Chicken with Jasmine Rice and Fall Greens
    Feelin Homey:  Pecan Nut Loaf, Mushroom Gravy and Cranberry Relish
    On the Wild Side:  Scallops with Spicy Banana Dressing over Farina
    New Relationships:  Mediterranean Strudel and Couscous
    Parties and Celebrations:   Penne Pasta in Sherry-Shallot Sauce
    Keeping It Sweet:   Apricot-glazed Fruit Tart

Additional Chapters

  • Cooking Side by Side: Tips for cooking with another person successfully
  • Ambiance and Artistry: How to create an atmosphere that will best promote your intentions
  • Anecdotes: Stories from some of the book’s recipe testers.

The Appendix

It seems to me that our three basic needs – for food, security and love – are so mixed and mingled that we cannot think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and of the warmth of it…and then, the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger and love satisfied…and it is all one.

M.F.K. Fisher The Gastronomical Me (excerpt)