Earlier this month we posted part one of my interview with Carla D. Martin, “Professor of Chocolate” and Lecturer in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. In part one we talked about the meaning of “craft chocolate” in North America, both to the producer and the consumer. In this post I asked Carla to talk about what I consider to be two of the most interesting aspects of food production — terroir and cost.
North America’s craft chocolate industry is constantly growing, but Carla D. Martin, Harvard’s “Professor of Chocolate,” has insight into what’s best to eat.
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.