In honor of everything from The Good Food Awards to our favorite holidays, Provisions collections are here to prove that some kitchen and pantry items are often best enjoyed hand in hand -- no P.D.A. required.
February is just a snowball's throw away, and with it comes one of the most polarizing holidays of the year. Like it or not, Valentine's Day is officially on the horizon -- but we're here with a bright side. In anticipation of all things lover-ly, we're launching a RED Collection to set the mood. (Trail of rose petals and Sting soundtrack not included.)
Even if your idea of a romantic evening is settling in solo to watch The Affair or slow-cooking this butter-drunk braised onion pasta sauce, fishbowl of Bordeaux in hand, our selection of red kitchen and pantry treats -- from Spanish saffron to a ruby red frying pan -- is guaranteed to please.
More: Actually planning date night? This easy way to melt chocolate is also the best.
Plus, we've taken the liberty of playing matchmaker by pairing our favorite products with the best red recipes that make use of them. Please welcome the happy couples:
MATCH Red-Handled Chef's Knife and Pomegranate Flank Steak
Nothing says passion like a good sharp knife, and this beauty from MATCH will slice through even well-marbled cuts of meat, such as this juicy steak, like a spoon through nut butter.
Braised Chicken Thighs with Tomato and Garlic and Staub Round Dark Red Cocotte
The sultry tint of this classic Staub design elevates a standby chicken thigh recipe to something elegant enough for a candlelit evening. With a good trivet you can serve it tableside, over a heap of orzo, or straight from the pot.
More: Our favorite braises to warm up your week and make your kitchen smell delicious.
Red Duck Ketchup: Classic, Spicy, and Curry and Southwestern Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
This triple-threat ketchup set from Red Duck includes Classic, Curry, and their ever-popular Spicy flavor -- the perfect dipper for sweet potatoes rubbed with red paprika and chili powder. Let a new addiction begin.
Shop the whole RED collection here. Do you have a favorite red recipe? What other colors (or non-colors) do you love in the kitchen? Tell us in the comments!
Photos by James Ransom
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