Public Television chef and host Christy Rost is the author of three cookbooks, a television and radio personality, lifestyle authority, entertaining guru, cooking teacher, recipe developer, home restoration expert, Registered Nurse, and popular guest chef for food and wine festivals, home shows, women’s expos, major retailers, and charity events.
Based in Texas and passionately dedicated to the celebration of Home and Family, Christy’s focus on sustainability, farm to plate, cooking with local ingredients, and food and wine pairings is heavily influenced by the months she lives and works in her recently-restored 1898 Breckenridge, Colorado historic mountain home. Conversing with farmers, ranchers, wine producers, distillers and food artisans, and being intimately connected each day with the land, water, and nature, has a profound effect on Christy’s commitment to sustainability.
Dining with my husband Randy in front of a crackling fire in the hearth is my idea of a romantic Valentine's Day celebration, so we've enjoyed many such Valentine dinners over the years. Randy and I stopped going out for Valentine's Day many years ago. Instead, I create a romantic multi-course dinner at home each year. For us, there are no crowded restaurants, no rushed service, and we literally have the best seat in the house. What could be more romantic than that!
In preparation, I move the small drop leaf table that usually resides between two living room chairs in front of the hearth and draw two comfortable dining room chairs up to the table. I cover the table with heirloom white linens, add tall candles, a small vase of flowers, chargers, china, sparkling crystal, and silver flatware we received as wedding gifts.Read more