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Culinary Chocolate?

It’s time to start thinking outside of the box when it comes to cooking and chocolate … for far too long, “make mine chocolate” has referred to dessert. Limiting your chocolate culinary exposure to the last course of the meal means that...

How to Taste Chocolate

At first glance, the idea of learning how to taste chocolate sounds a little bit ludicrous, doesn’t it? Unless of course, the idea is how to hold yourself back so that you can actually taste its rich deliciousness rather than cramming it in...

Orlando Adds a Sweet Spot

There are tons of people who absolutely live for visiting the Magic Kingdom and all of its surrounding theme parks – between Disney, Sea World, and Universal Studios Orlando has become a vacation mecca. But there are some (like me, for example)...

Cocoa Camouflage

We all remember the words from the Mary Poppins song (oh, yes you do – no sense in denying it) about a spoonful of sugar helping the medicine go down. Well here’s a new take on that old idea that offers all of us the opportunity to increase...

Chocolate Solace

When we lost my beloved father-in-law after an extended and somewhat tortuous road of a fall, surgery to repair the broken hip, two different rehabs followed by yet another fall and another broken hip. The traveling back and forth to his retirement...

Debunking the “Like Water for Chocolate” Myth

Every chocophile chef makes the mistake at least once – and if you’re like me, more than once. You are melting up a couple of squares of chocolate over a double boiler and the boil gets too exuberant and splashes water into the pot ….or...

Molten Chocolate Made Easy

So here’s a little secret for all of you who love the taste and texture of cake combined with hot gooey fudge but who are kitchen averse or who think that all really rich and decadent chocolate desserts require a degree from a fancy culinary...

Are Chocolate Diamonds a Girl’s Best Friend?

We’re coming up on that romantic time of year …. Of course isn’t any time of year a romantic time of year when you’re in love? I know it is for me! Still, hearts and roses and diamond ads are popping up all over the place, so it’s...

Book Review: Like Water for Chocolate

A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies, by Laura Esquivel Okay, so I admit it. I bought the book because it had “chocolate” in the title, and I thought surely it would include nothing but fabulous, fantastical...

Book Review: The Chocolate Companion, by Chantal Coady

So, you know that I’m a chocoholic (and you are too, or you wouldn’t be reading this!) – if I’m not eating chocolate, I’m thinking about it, dreaming about it, wondering when I’m going to get my next fix. What you may not realize...