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Benoît Nihant Chocolatier goes "Bean to Bar"

It is the certainly one of the most exciting steps in my chocolate life: I am now producing my own chocolate from fantastic beans! Only Gia…

Started by Benoît in Travels & Adventures

8 Aug 5, 2011
Reply by Bhuvan

increase chocolate percentage

Hi to everyone! I'm chocolatier turned lately chocolate maker. Making chocolate is an amazing experience: so many variable, so many options…

Started by antonino allegra in Tech Help

2 Aug 3, 2011
Reply by antonino allegra

Slab truffle issues

Hi there -- This weekend I made slab/cut style truffles rather than the traditional round style I am used to and I ran into a few issues th…

Started by Katie Perry in Tech Help

10 Aug 2, 2011
Reply by Andrea Bauer

Truffle coating

Hi -- just looking for some opinions. I have often rolled truffles in cocoa powder as tradition (I think!) dictates, but some people have t…

Started by Katie Perry in Tasting Notes

0 Aug 2, 2011

Tales from Chocolate Mecca: Oaxaca

An update on Dave & Nat's research for Madre Chocolate in Oaxaca, Mexico....   After the success of finding exactly the right delicious…

Started by Nat in Travels & Adventures

6 Aug 1, 2011
Reply by Ice Blocks!

Adventures with Colored Cocoa Butter

I'm having a bit of an issue with colored cocoa butter. I'm splattering it on a chocolate bar mold, letting it set (about 20 minutes), then…

Started by Robby Booth in Tech Help

6 Jul 31, 2011
Reply by Richard Foley

Sugar in Ganache

Hi, I am new to chocolate but I love it!!  I made a 2:1 ganache (70% chocolate and 35% cream) and I added some granulated sugar to it and n…

Started by Angel in Tasting Notes

2 Jul 31, 2011
Reply by Richard Foley

Where does Sephra Chocolate come from?

I had a bag of Sephra's milk chocolate (Sephra the chocolate fountain company) and decided I'd try it out on a couple recipes. I found it w…

Started by Amber Fawson in Tasting Notes

13 Jul 31, 2011
Reply by Richard Foley

Open Call for Participation: The First All-Americas Craft Chocolate Festival

The First All-Americas Craft Chocolate Festival in being held in NYC on Friday and Saturday September 23rd and 24th, 2011. Held in conjunct…

Started by Clay Gordon in News

0 Jul 30, 2011

Salon du Chocolat Paris, oktober 20th - 24th

Anybody from this site who will be in Paris for the Salon du chocolat? This year it will be from 20th to 24th of oktober. http://www.salond

Started by Davy Asnong in Travels & Adventures

1 Jul 28, 2011
Reply by Sebastian


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