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 [...]
Inside Neuhaus’ Madison Avenue boutique; Chocolate molded teddy bear (part of their antique exhibit wall)
Neuhaus is an international luxury chocolate brand that’s established since 1857 by Jean Neuhaus in Brussels, Belgian.
This Madison Avenue boutique is the largest of all of their New York City boutiques and is their experience store, [...]
I’ve been a long time fan of La Maison du Chocolat‘s sublime French chocolates and pastries, founded by chocolatier Robert Linxe in 1977. I even had the privilege to have a tour of their factory in Paris two years ago because they were aware of my fanaticism.
Even though their name does mean (when [...]