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 »
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: 1 cup fresh goat’s Continue Reading »
2015 was a tough year in many ways, but our favorite products helped keep us going. The year started off with snow – and lots of it. We all felt some weird sense of schadenfreude when we surpassed the previous record of 108 inches of snowfall in a winter – like we deserved at least that recognition for dealing with mountains Continue Reading »
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.