If music be the food of love, play on, quoth the poet. It's the season of love, and we're playing on with music and food and poetry in a special pre-Valentine's Day edition of The Mark Steyn Show.
~First, the poetry: If you've enjoyed Mark's Sunday versifying, here are a couple of romantic bonuses from his favorite love poems.
~Next, the food: At Christmas Mark enjoyed a delicious bootleg bĂ»che de NoĂ«l from his favorite patissiers - Denis and AgnĂ¨s of the boulangerie Owl's Bread in Magog, Quebec. Many viewers enjoyed it, too. So we thought we'd ask Denis back to prepare a special dish sure to seduce your loved one on St Valentine's Day.
~Then, the music: You don't want to mess around come Valentine's. So Mark invited his compatriot, the acclaimed singer/pianist Carol Welsman, to perform two of the all-time greatest love songs with the Mark Steyn Show band.
~The love? Ah, but you have to supply that yourself... Click below to watch:
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