If the surest way to the heart is indeed, as experience tells us, through the stomach, it stands to reason that couples who cook together must be wending their way on a picturesque path to romantic nirvana. With that inevitability in mind as Valentine’s Day hovers near, there can be fewer gifts more predicative of lasting romance than complementary his and hers soft linen aprons in pink plaster and black stripe (whose is whose is down to your discretion). Whether you’re a couple whose metier is baking home made bread and cakes; candlelight suppers a deux; or entertaining friends over extended Sunday lunches, they are a metaphor in microcosm for a good relationship: complementary but still individual.