One of the reasons I enjoy watching Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations is that underneath Bourdain's sarcasm and snarkiness is an optimistic perspective that food, fun, family and friendship are universal to the human experience.
Apparently so are hearts and love and sweet desserts. I know so because of the latest blog event in which I participated, "A Heart for Your Valentine." Bloggers who participated were from Italy, Australia, the UK, Germany, Belgium, India, Poland, France, the Netherlands and so on. Most of the heartfelt creations were sweet, but there are some interesting savory submissions as well. Many of the blogs aren't even in English, but it's fun to see what they made. So check out part one and part two of the roundup.
I don't want to mention Bourdain's name and then just let it drop, so here's a link to a cool interview with him.