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making chocolate

hi, I have never really made any chocolate but we do have a farm down in Costa Rica (i'm from here) and have quite a bit of cacao trees bea…

Started by Alanna in Recipes

0 Jun 16, 2010

Just bought my first tempering machine, any advice or tricks?

Just bought the chocovision Revolation 1, yes I am just starting out and don't have a huge budget. Any advice, tricks or tips you can provi…

Started by Dirke Botsford in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

1 Jun 10, 2010
Reply by cheebs

Tips for clearing a chocolate-clogged drain?

Our kitchen sink has started backing up on a regular basis. I try to get as much chocolate as possible into the trash so it doesn't wash do…

Started by Malena Lopez-Maggi in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

5 Jun 9, 2010
Reply by Malena Lopez-Maggi

Under-counter heating instead of refrigeration?

Many people know that I advocate using under-counter refrigeration in chocolate kitchens whenever possible because work space always seems…

Started by Clay Gordon in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

0 Jun 8, 2010

jet black cocoa seed extract

Does anyone know anything about jet black cocoa seed extract? Thnaks

Started by Barbara Forshay in News

5 Jun 8, 2010
Reply by Barbara Forshay

Type of Bar Foil

Hi Everybody! I am looking for a foil that has a kind of parchment style paper lining or backing on it. I have seen it on other bars and re…

Started by Nick MacPherson in Where to Buy

2 Jun 7, 2010
Reply by Nick MacPherson

Looking for wrapping solutions

We currently do all our packaging by hand and our demand is reaching the level where we are unable to meet it using our current methods. Lo…

Started by Tim Moore in Tech Help

1 Jun 7, 2010
Reply by cheebs

Small-scale (under 100kg) chocolate making equipment

Many of the new generation of craft chocolate makers start out using a 5-liter stone grinder sourced from India. They're great when you're…

Started by Clay Gordon in Tech Help

8 Jun 4, 2010
Reply by Todd Masonis

What are your favorite adult beverages to pair with chocolates?

In my book I devote a whole chapter to pairing wines and chocolates. Over the past few years I've tasted dozens of wines (some fabulous, so…

Started by Clay Gordon in Tasting Notes

24 Jun 3, 2010
Reply by Vanessa Chang

Hotel Chocolat floats Chocolate Bond Issue

Hotel Chocolat, the UK-based chocolate company (with a US presence in Boston) is floating 5 million pound bond issue repayable in chocolate…

Started by Clay Gordon in News

1 Jun 3, 2010
Reply by Dallas Chocolate / Sander Wolf


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