This series follows the technology used to make products we regularly come in contact with. In this episode we introduce chocolate. Chocolate is made from the ...
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When You Love Chocolate, This Isn't Like Work - The New York Times Brad Kintzer oversees chocolate making for Tcho Chocolates, a small player in California doing bean-to-bar production within a huge industry. [...]
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4 things you need to look for before you choose a chocolate bar It's an expensive and complicated process that begins with roasting, cracking and winnowing the beans, followed by grinding the nibs to produce a chocolate liquor. Next comes conching (one of the most important steps to develop flavor and smooth [...]
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What makes chocolate chip cookies so addictive? That's not to say chocolate will produce the same “high” as marijuana, but there may be a chemical basis for the pleasure we get from eating chocolate. According to Gary Wenk, director of neuroscience undergraduate programs at the Ohio State University [...]
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Major chocolate company with plant near Lehigh Valley is said to be up for sale Workers at the Montgomery County plant produce chocolate, chocolate drops, natural cocoa powder and other ingredients, according to the company's website. The report of a possible sale came as a “little bit of a shock” to Beth Kimmerle, the woman who [...]
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When Mamey Kamara attended the opening of Ivorian chocolatier Instant Chocolat, she instantly fell in love. Born and raised in Abidjan, Kamara grew up exposed to European chocolate brands Cote d’Or and Milka. There’s a certain national pride in consuming chocolate from home. To me, it’s important to encourage our local craftsmen, but I also enjoy the fresh blend of familiar flavors like hibiscus and ginger,” says Kamara, a communications manager at a small NGO in Abidjan. Africa consumes fewer than 4% of chocolate sold globally, but the region’s consumption patterns may soon change due to the rising middle class. Handmade, artisanal chocolate brands in both cities are now emerging to cater to this growing market with 100% Ghanaian and Ivorian chocolate.
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- A group of young Togolese are producing world-class chocolate. - They locally produce their chocolate bonbons and bars and are looking to eventually export them. Young Togolese students have become very active in a chocolate entrepreneurial business back in their country. Pascaline Akakpo and Eugene Abiassi are running a small yet growing chocolatier called Choco Togo, from a small factory in Lome, the country’s capital. The student got together under a co-operative to produce organic chocolate. Akakpo comments that they learned about the bonbon-making process in Italy, but got information regarding the rest of the cycle locally in Togo. “We only learnt the process starting with the cocoa paste, how to obtain the chocolate.
What chocolate to use for Chocolate Covered Strawberries?It all comes down to your taste, but here are your three best options: * Dark Choc – this one is dairy free so if you plan to make vegan chocolate dipped strawberries, this would be your best choice.* Milky* White ChocI used the dark one for today’s recipe, but you can replace it with any of the other two.How to melt the chocolate in which you dip strawberriesThere are two ways of melting it: # On the stove, using a double boiler pan...
After much anticipation, Starbucks released one of its new seasonal drinks last week, the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha. Much to our dismay, this drink cannot be made vegan. Instead, you’ll have to stick with some of the other classic holiday drinks like the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Peppermint Mocha, or Hot Chocolate. You don’t have to miss out on the all the white chocolate flavored sweets and treats this holiday season, though. Instead of indulging in the drink, you can whip up your own...
Bringing the Yule log or Christmas log inside is a custom that goes back for centuries. Called a buche de Noel in France, this large, well-dried log was decorated with greenery and brought into the house -- much the way we do our Christmas trees today. Except this log went into the fireplace.The idea was that the log would burn long into the night to keep folks warm. The custom may have originated as people tried to stay warm on the longest night of the year, but as Christianity spread, the...
© null Photo by Jonny Caspari on Unsplash I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news is that you’ve been buying hot chocolate mixes unnecessarily, but the good news is that you’re going to learn two different methods for making rich, drinkable chocolate for cozy cold days, and you’re going to do it with stuff you probably already have in your kitchen.This is part of The Grown-Up Kitchen, Skillet’s series designed to answer your most basic culinary questions and fill in any gaps that...