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Geeks are using science to make the best chocolate ever "I come home to make chocolate." For Anderson, much of the fun of chocolate, which he's been making since the early 2000s, comes from building the machines and problem-solving the technical snafus. Take his cocoa-bean roaster, which is made out of a [...]
3-course interview: Christopher Nobles, chocolate maker The seeds rest overnight to cool, after which the hulls are removed in my winnower, which takes about an hour. Before starting, I mill my own sugar with raw sugar from Three Brothers Farm. For a single-origin or a varietal bar, I would press a [...]
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Burial Beer Winnower, with chocolate & raspberries Asheville, North Carolina local French Broad Chocolates brought Burial Beer the cocoa nibs, and the brewery combined them with fresh raspberries. It was up to the brewers to find balance. Burial refers to the beer as an extreme luxury (a mortal sin [...]
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A lesson in chocolate: From bean to bar The beans then are dried out in sun, and sent to producers for roasting to bring out the chocolate flavor. Although this is optional, she noted, as a new trend among producers such as Brooklyn-based Raaka is making "raw" or "virgin" chocolate with [...]
D9 German Chocolate Cake (@D9Brewing) is on, replacing Burial Winnower (@burialbeer)
This Kailua bean-to-bar chocolate company turns its leftover cacao bean shells into tea. By Diane Lee Published: 2015.02.03 08:00 AMPhotos: Diane LeeWe recently went on our first chocolate factory tour to Mānoa Chocolate Hawai‘i in Kailua, where we discovered a sinful, very local treat: chocolate tea.That’s right, tea made from chocolate. Chocolate tea is a byproduct of the candy manufacturing process. The roasted cacao shells are separated from their nibs using a winnower powered by a power...
In celebration of International Chocolate week, Britain’s luxury retail store, Harrods will feature a range of chocolates from around the world.Included in the special collection will be chocolate from Trinidad and Tobago: The Trinidad & Tobago Single-Estate Chocolate Box, available from today, October 10.Unlike the other packages which feature the origin of the chocolate from a country, the T&T chocolate will be the only one to feature the cocoa plantations from which the chocolate...
Alden Williams/Fairfax NZKarl Hogarth launched his Hogarth Craft Chocolate at the Nelson Market a month ago, after more than a year of refining his recipes.Karl Hogarth's first batch of chocolate almost went up in flames.He had roasted the cocoa beans, run them through the winnower and was about to put them in the grinder when a neighbouring businessman came to the door.The building's on fire, he said. "I switched everything off and went round there and it was just a little fire," Hogarth...
Inside Brooklyn’s 4 Chocolate Factories, you can learn how cacao turns into candy, and everything you need to know become a certified chocolate snob. Photo: Meredith Craig de PietroYou can buy chocolate from dozens of chocolatiers in New York, but only in Brooklyn can you visit four different chocolate factories to see the magic in action. I spent the better part of the fall touring Brooklyn’s flourishing chocolate scene and discovered flavors and delights beyond anything Hershey’s could...