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Artisan Chocolate for Valentine’s Day – Share the Love

  In preparation for Valentine’s Day, I painstakingly taste-tested several of the artisan chocolate bars sold at Formaggio Kitchen. Hard work indeed! When buying for myself, I gravitate toward the smaller bars, which easily slip into the pockets of my purse so that I’m never without a chocolaty fix. Valentine’s Day is a day for sharing, however, Continue Reading »

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Chocolate Goat Cheese Bon Bons

This goat cheese bonbon recipe is a favorite of mine because the flavors work so well together and it is so easy to make! The filling is rich and creamy with the perfect balance of salty and sweet. You can even freeze the balls to have on hand for up to 6 months! Recipe: 2 cups fresh goat’s Continue Reading »

Travelogue

Bean to Bar in Brooklyn: Mast Brothers Chocolate

Since opening in Brooklyn a few years ago, Mast Brothers Chocolate has been making a big name for itself. Founding brothers, Rick and Michael Mast, create flavorful bean-to-bar chocolate with imagination and enthusiasm at every step. They import some of the finest single origin cacao from around the world. Recently, they realized a long-held dream Continue Reading »

Education

A Short History of Cocoa and its Production

The earliest evidence suggests that the cacao tree (Theobroma Cacao) originated in the Amazon or Orinoco basin.  It is believed that the Mayan and Olmec civilizations of mesoamerica prized cacao beans both as a form of currency and as a food product.  The Mayan feathered snake god Kukulkan and the corresponding Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl are Continue Reading »