Only a few times a year do we get these exceptional, thin and richly flavored truffles from Brigitte Roussel in France’s Brittany region.
The term “craft chocolate” is pretty common in the food world these days, but what about high-quality chocolate you drink?
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 »
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 »
Two of my favorite bars that Xavi makes are the olive oil bar (the olive oil makes it slightly smoother in texture than the other bars) and the bitter orange bar – chunks of candied bitter orange stud this beautiful bar.
Here are our top ten food picks for 2013 as chosen in our internal staff survey – plus a few honorable mentions!
Do you have a food lover, budding chef, charcuterie aficionado or chocolate fiend in your life? Short on gift ideas? Not to worry – we’ve got you covered!
Based in the small town of Giedraičiai, Lithuania (population of less than 1,000), Domantas Užpalis is one of very few bean-to-bar producers in Europe.
Idilio Origins was the first Swiss chocolate company to specialize in finding the best cocoa plantations to make single origin, single plantation bars.
At this time of the year, one of the things that customers often pop into the shop looking for is cocoa – cocoa for baking and cocoa for drinking. There are a few different types available out there and we thought it might be helpful to break things down a bit.
We know that shopping for friends and family isn’t always easy. So, we put our thinking caps on, brainstormed, debated and created some exciting new bundles of goodies! We think there’s a gift for most every kind of foodie on your list.
Elaine and Catharine, proprietors and chocolatiers of EH Chocolatier, were gracious enough to show us around in their Somerville kitchen. Don’t be fooled – Catharine and Elaine might be new chocolatiers, but their confections are anything but amateur.