Pomme Palais, Chef Michel Richard, Set up for the tasting and the Opera Cake & Snowman Cake
Earlier this afternoon, I was invited to Pomme Palais for a holiday cakes and pastries tasting with the humorous (and a bit of a jokester/womanizer) Chef Michel Richard.
Cocoa covered grapes tart, [...]
During our vacation to Barcelona, we stopped by Vioko since we’ve read the shop has some seriously good gelati (plural for gelato or an Italian version of ice cream) that has more than the basic flavors. Since we were near the beaches of Barcelona and it was a very warm, mid-October [...]
Last night was the 20th Anniversary of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in the U.S. by Dessert Professional Magazine, hosted at the Institute of Culinary Education in Chelsea. This industry event had many recognizable food writers, editors and chefs that made it fun. In the midst of waiting for the announcement of the winners, Bobby [...]
La Maison du Chocolat’s Duo de Ganaches: Andalouise & Yuzu
La Maison du Chocolat is my longtime favorite, luxury French chocolate brand. If you read this blog long enough, I even went far enough to fly to Paris and have a tour of their impeccable chocolate factory back in 2010.
Chef/Chocolatier/Professor Francisco Migoya at StarChefs International Congress 2012
Hudson Chocolates creates, arguably, one of the most innovative chocolates I’ve encountered in recent years. They use high quality chocolates in various cacao percentages and high quality, locally sourced, fresh ingredients. What makes this brand innovative is by the shapes, flavors, and textures of [...]
It’s already February, believe or not, and that usually means it’s Valentine’s Day but interestingly enough, Chinese New Year falls four days before it (February 10, 2013). If you are giving gifts to your Valentine or if you happen to celebrate both Valentine’s and give gifts to family for Chinese New Year, hopefully, this gift [...]
Work at the hospital has gotten crazy as of recent:
Conference calls every other day. Running to meetings. The dreaded budget meetings (Ugh!) A particular few work colleagues who never seem to remember the answer to the same question they ask every week. (Really?) Clocks at work are not displaying correct times because its satellite [...]
At Chocolat Moderne: Tempered chocolate and lots of chocolate bonbons (seen here: Kumquat and The Devotion collection)
About a week ago, I was invited to meet the founder and chocolatier Joan Coukos of Chocolat Moderne.
When you arrive to the factory, it’s actually part retail and offices. The main door leads you [...]