How to make chocolate from Cocoa beans shows the Oaxacan tradition of turning cocoa beans and sugar into chocolate. Some believe southern Mexico to be ...
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Lohmann: New Chesterfield 'beans to bar' chocolate makers putting their faith in the sweet taste of doing good Steve showed me the process — from the tubs of raw cacao beans to finished chocolate, including samples. (Yes, this is a tough gig.) Here's the chicken-or-the-egg question: Which came first? Chocolate or the desire to do good? Doing good, Steve said [...]
Geeks are using science to make the best chocolate ever Fresco Chocolate, his company, roasts beans four different ways and conches (aka aerates and stirs) chocolate four different ways to create totally unique bars that bring the eater into the factory with him to be part of the process. Oh, and by the way [...]
The TCHO factory tour is rich, chocolatey goodness for bean-to-bar nerds Tour guests can handle (and sniff) a huge hunk of cocoa liquor (made from cocoa solids and cocoa butter) and pure cocoa butter at the TCHO Chocolate factory. Photo: Sarah Han. According to Liu, many traditional cocoa farmers never taste the chocolate [...]
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Chocolate War: When Geeks Make Better Chocolate Usually, the big names of chocolate buy different qualities or grades of cacao beans to save money, and that creates a challenge when it is time to transform them into chocolate because each type requires a different way of handling. However, since [...]
Brewski Festival: Samples of more than 100 beers, plus buffet and live acoustic music. Friday and 6 to 10 p. m. Saturday at Seven Springs in Champion. $65 for Friday and $70 for Saturday. org/events/detail/brewski-festival/20156/. Fill the Mug Charity Bar Crawl: Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. 3:30 to 9:30 p. m. Saturday at South Side bars (starts at Double Wide Grill). org/events. Dormont Pub Tour: Benefits Dormont Pool. to midnight Saturday at 11 Dormont pubs (pick up T-shirt for entry at tent on West Liberty and Wisconsin avenues). Family Table Food and Fun Fest: Interactive cooking demos with chef Kevin Sousa, food samples, free recipes, health information, activities and crafts.
Chocolate tasting is the latest luxury event beckoning Bengalureans who enjoy the finer things of life. By-invite tasting and pairing sessions, organised by chocolate boutiques here, are getting enthusiasts to appreciate the taste, texture and aroma of artisan chocolates. These forums are the future, helping dessert bars to learn, modify and collaborate,“ says Khan, a self-confessed purist who has attended tasting sessions in Europe, including the prestigious La Maison du Chocolat in Paris. On chocolate lounges like Fabelle (ITC Gardenia) and Smoor (Indiranagar) in Bengaluru, Khan says, “In terms of technique, back-end and effort, chocolate studios in Bengaluru are on par with the international counterparts. Kini sampled artisan pineapple-flavoured chocolates and Belgian dark chocolate with orange infusion as part of an appreciation evening.
Rob Anderson is a geek. So he makes chocolate for other geeks, or, more accurately, "people who really like chocolate and geek out about it."What does he mean by that? If you change one step of the chocolate-making process, you change the taste of the resulting chocolate entirely. And Anderson wants to show you exactly what that means. Fresco Chocolate, his company, roasts beans four different ways and conches (aka aerates and stirs) chocolate four different ways to create totally unique bars...
If $10 seems a steep price to pay for a chocolate bar, consider how much you’d be willing to pay for a bottle of wine.This month, Kansas City chocolate maker Christopher Elbow is rolling out the first three bars in his new single-origin bean-to-bar chocolate lineup. He will start with beans from Peru, Madagascar and the Dominican Republic. Throughout the summer, Elbow roasted the individual beans in micro-batches, varying the time and temperature until he hit a “nose” that he liked. “Lots of...
“The answer is chocolate. The question is pretty much irrelevant.” While that anonymous quote may be more fun than fact, when it comes to developing human resources, chocolate may, indeed, be the answer. And as unlikely as that may seem, there are many parallels between making fine chocolate and enabling employees to perform at their best. Before we make that connection, you need to understand what goes in to the process of growing and making fine chocolate.Where We Get the “Food of the Gods”...
Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/12CaptionCloseImage 1 of 12College Assistance Program alum Daniel Maloney, left, poses with Bridgeport Public Education Fund Executice Director Marge Hiller before the start of BPEF's 15th Annual Reunion at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport, Conn., on Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018. Maloney holds samples of a line of chocolate he...