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  • Stillwater, OK
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Chocolate, language, and thought: A pilot study

Started this discussion. Last reply by Malena Lopez-Maggi Sep 9, 2009. 8 Replies

Kallari Chocolate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Casey Apr 14, 2009. 7 Replies

 

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Emily commented on Clay Gordon's group Startup Central
"Dirke, have you looked at Lagusta's Luscious for vegan chocolate ideas? Her truffles look great, and I've contacted her before with questions about her products. She's very friendly and responsive as well."
Mar 2, 2010
Emily and Dirke Botsford are now friends
Jan 8, 2010
Malena Lopez-Maggi replied to Emily's discussion Chocolate, language, and thought: A pilot study
"Funny all the mentions of Chuao...must be a pretty magical place. My favorite chocolate is a Valrhona 2002 Chuao, 70% cacao. I first tasted it in 2007 and it was my first experience with "aged" chocolate. I remember it being gloriously…"
Sep 9, 2009
Sandra Andrews-Strasko replied to Emily's discussion Chocolate, language, and thought: A pilot study
"1. First I had read about Claudio Corallo in the book Chocolate by Mort Rosenblum and was intrigued by how his chocolate would taste. Mort had written that it was very rare and difficult to find so of course my interest was piqued. Later I got hold…"
Sep 7, 2009
Emily replied to Emily's discussion Chocolate, language, and thought: A pilot study
"No, I'm in Oklahoma."
Sep 4, 2009
Emmanuel roux replied to Emily's discussion Chocolate, language, and thought: A pilot study
"My first and most vivid recollection of chocolate dates back to the fifties when I was a kid in primary school. I was returning home at 4 Pm and was greeted by my parents and grandmother having tea in the loggia of our home in Tunis I was given a…"
Sep 4, 2009
Robert Cabeca replied to Emily's discussion Chocolate, language, and thought: A pilot study
"I really can't go too long without going back to the Bonnat Chuao. It is rich, fruity, plum and berry, with deep rich notes that leave me craving more. It is a very difficult chocolate to resist. The next i really enjoy is from Rogue…"
Sep 3, 2009

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Making my own hand-dipped chocolates (with decorative designs) for the first time.
My favorite chocolate is:
Divine chocolate, 70% dark chocolate

Adventures of the Chocolate Making Rookie

First, I'd like to say that I've NEVER thought of myself as the chef or domestic "type." My [once] favorite cookbook was called, "I do...not cook." I, of course, have not cooked anything from it. However, one day I read a fascinating article in Conde Nast magazine about how "Scharffen Berger" got its start. The aspect of the article that most intrigued me was this...John Scharffenberger began crafting his chocolate in his kitchen -- with a coffee grinder. Thus, perhaps it's my sheer naïveté that led me to believe that I too can get my start in my own kitchen.

Let me show you my first "round" of my home kitchen chocolate making. I'll post my pictures in the chocolate life photo album.

Chocolate companies I admire...
Richart Chocolate
Divine Chocolate
Dagoba
Scharffen Berger
Theo Chocolate
Green and Black's
Kallari





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At 2:45pm on September 2, 2009, Dominic Beschle said…
Hello Sandra

Thanks alot. Yes the pictures they took are really great and it will be a great world to set up.
At 12:07am on March 23, 2009, Emily said…
Hi Marcus,

For me, I think it's the "artistry" of chocolate that fascinates me the most. By artistry I mean several things....the beauty of packaging, the creativity one puts forth to create the right "look" for a piece, etc.
At 9:38pm on March 22, 2009, marcus said…
Hi emily,

Well i only worked with the chocolatier for a little while but it was a good experience. I just wished I could of worked with him for a longer time. I really enjoy working with chocolate and want to do more of it.

So what do you like about chocolate? And how does it facinate you?

Cheers Marcus:)
At 10:51pm on January 20, 2009, HughD said…
Dear Emily,
Hi!
You say you're starting a PhD? It's not too late for me to tell you not to do it? :)
Being near the end is an interesting experience....but I'll let you discover the highs and lows yourself. One important resource for PhD students is this website: PhDcomics.com
Regarding chocolate and cocoa beans - I'd be very happy to tell you what I know about cocoa. Ask me any question, I'll try to answer, or refer you to somewhere. Your topic also sounds interesting. I'd love to know more about Native American culture.

Stay in Touch, Emily.

Regards, Hugh
At 6:24pm on December 3, 2008, Clay Gordon said…
Emily:

Welcome to TheChocolateLife. I am glad that your search for Discover Chocolate led you here.

:: Clay
 
 
 

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