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Cocao in Haiti ?

Hi All I am in Haiti with a charity working to get some schools rebuilt. Everyone knows the scale of the tradgedy, though I am not sure peo…

Started by Drew Gilmour in News

6 Mar 15, 2010
Reply by Ilana

Guittard/callebaut/Valrhona ?

I'm looking to get a good basic chocolate for enrobing (and using in ganaches). As my truffles tend to fall apart and not set up very firm…

Started by Amber B. in Top 10 Lists

15 Mar 15, 2010
Reply by Vercruysse Geert

Anyone in Bali?

I am making a trip to Bali in June and would love to visit a cacao farm there. (would help me write off the trip too)

Started by Melanie Boudar in Travels & Adventures

0 Mar 14, 2010

Favorite Chocolate Bar Retailers

Wondering what are the best shops around the country to buy chocolate bars? Thoughts anyone?

Started by Matt Caputo in Opinion

7 Mar 12, 2010
Reply by Matt Caputo

Chocolate Silk Screen Supplies

Can someone please help me locate a source for chocolate/pastry silk screen supplies. I want to make or buy custom screens. I saw that Chef…

Started by Christina Durta in Tech Help

13 Mar 12, 2010
Reply by Kerry

Cement mixer as coating pan?

I came across this cement mixer and thought it would make a decent coating pan.  It's a fraction of the price of any other coating pans, is…

Started by cheebs in Geek Gear - Cool Tools

7 Mar 11, 2010
Reply by cheebs

Unfair Trade: Is Fair Trade Scalable?

Another reason why FairTrade fails is that it's not scalable on the producer side. As I mentioned in my original post Unfair Trade in Beli…

Started by Clay Gordon in Opinion

4 Mar 10, 2010
Reply by Clay Gordon

Stabilizing Chocolate Sauce

We usually don't stabilize anything (we encourage refridgeration and timely consumption) and some of the retail stores we are looking at ha…

Started by Andy Ciordia in Recipes

11 Mar 9, 2010
Reply by Yves Methot

Unfair Trade: Does FairTrade Discriminate?

Wow. What a thought. Is FairTrade discriminatory? Actually, yes. The institution of FairTrade (as exemplified by FLO) is, in practice, dis…

Started by Clay Gordon in Opinion

0 Mar 9, 2010

Group buy for Dedy guitars

A few of us on the Ecole Chocolat grad forum are discussing doing a group buy for guitars. I contacted Dedy and they will offer a 10% disco…

Started by Lana in Where to Buy

3 Mar 4, 2010
Reply by Lana


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