It’s not common to cook with a model, go duck hunting in Virginia and eat 9 things in Bangkok all in one week, but somehow we managed to pull it off before the snow struck the Northeast too hard to fly anywhere for a few days. That’s what the 17 Winter Soups gallery is for; you’re in no danger of freezing when Food Republic’s around. While you’re snowed in, peruse our Valentine’s gift guides and make sure that special someone gets what’s coming to them. But in a nice way. Here are our 12 most popular stories this week.