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Gretchen Tartakoff
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Christopher M Koshak liked Gretchen Tartakoff's discussion Thinking big and growing into it...
Jul 14, 2011
Jeff Stern and Gretchen Tartakoff are now friends
May 17, 2011
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The beautiful displays at Artisan du Chocolat

"Is this your shop? I love it the simple elegance. It's understated to bring your eye up to the mural. If you had a painted mural on the floor people would feel like they sunk into the Rainforest it's so amazing."
Apr 24, 2011
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HOGAN'S TRUFFLES 033

"beautiful...are they layered with flavor that keeps waking up? The stencil makes me imagine it would be like that"
Apr 24, 2011
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'The World of Chocolate' at the 4th annual Bucks County Chocolate Show at New Hope Eagle Fire Hall

April 30, 2011 from 10am to 4pm
The perfect place for meet-ups with friends, families, those people you know who love to experience life to its fullest. Artisans to amaze you...Benoit de Vitton as he traverses between French and English to tell us the story of Chevaliers D’Argouges.. getting energized with Antidote Chocolate or sip chipotle Hangar 1 Vodka  paired with New Zealand’s Bullrush Chocolate. Welcome Trendsetters in the Industry and come sample and buy Artisanal at the Bucks County Chocolate Show.
Apr 22, 2011
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A Mexican Chocolate Tasting at 77 Battery Place, Battery Park City

April 17, 2011 from 3pm to 5:30pm
A FREE chocolate tasting at Battery Place Market. Mexican artisanl bean-to-bar chocolates, Ki Xocolatl (Ki, pronounced KEY, means "delicious" in Maya, and Xocolatl, pronounced SHO-co-laht) will be sampled. These award-winning chocolates are now in select stores in New York, so come and enjoy them.
Apr 17, 2011
Gretchen Tartakoff and Heather Garza are now friends
Apr 17, 2011
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the 4th annual Bucks County Chocolate Show at New Hope Eagle Fire Hall

April 30, 2011 from 10am to 4pm
The perfect place for meet-ups with friends, families, those people you know who love to experience life to its fullest. Artisans to amaze you...Benoit de Vitton as he traverses between French and English to tell us the story of Chevaliers D’Argouges.. getting energized with Antidote Chocolate or sip chipotle Hangar 1 Vodka  paired with New Zealand’s Bullrush Chocolate. Welcome Trendsetters in the Industry and come sample and buy Artisanal at the Bucks County Chocolate Show.
Apr 13, 2011

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
The energy that comes from having exceptional chocolate is so pure, it makes you precious chocolate is. Silly? I don't think so. It seems like it gets that energy from absorbing the best rays of the sun, the nutrients from the soil and the passion from the people who harvest it.
My favorite chocolate is:
French or Swiss dark chocolate

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Spreading the word like a smooth ganache...

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 6:27am 0 Comments

It takes time, it's an art, it's strategy. The business of Chocolate.

Whether it's about calling people to encourage them to enter the 'Cool Chocolate' contest or reaching people with postcards, attending Fundraisers and supporting Community efforts, 'Bringing The World of Chocolate to You' with the 4th annual Bucks County Chocolate Show is happening on April 30th in New Hope, PA. The latest news went out connecting…

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Learning more about varietal chocolates just got easier

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 6:09am 0 Comments

There's so much to learn and finding out more every day is what we seem to have in common. So When Jeff called me from Callebaut and we talked about a way to spread the word about the Varietal line of chocolates that they're offering...doing a pre-show demo for Professionals and those aspiring to be, is what we came up with at the Bucks County Chocolate Show.…

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Loving the thrill of beta-testing chocolate recipes

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

o.k, maybe it's sort of like the rush you get when you're dating, or maybe it's just the fun of trying new things just because you can. I love trying new recipes. I even try new recipes when I have a party, to see what people think of it.

So, given this great opportunity, I had the feeling that other people who like that same adrenalin rush of learning new thing, creating and sharing, might want to have the chance to share it. Sometimes people just need that first break to get started: at… Continue

Enjoying a new blend of flavors...goat cheese and balsamic ganache

Posted on April 4, 2010 at 10:05pm 0 Comments

Who knew that goat cheese ganache would be so smooth and obscure in its own way? I figured that with almond milk pulling together the flavors instead of cream and black current balsamic with and added splash of Chambourg....it would happen.



Participating at the local Chamber of Commerce Women in Business fundraiser, I beta tested the results and there was no competition with the traditional ganache....everyone came back for the… Continue

Getting away this weekend to Europe...sort of

Posted on February 13, 2010 at 6:00am 0 Comments



I made impish chocolate cupcakes with a black current balsalmic ganache and since, I’ve kind of had it with the snow and decided to get away for the weekend…sort of…I’m going to be at TheStockton Market. Featured on…

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At 5:38pm on November 29, 2010, Hector Velásquez said…
Thanks for the comment, the smell really goes back to our ancestors and culture, and where they come from the earth, is an exquisite aroma can be described as nostalgic, and; relaxing.
At 9:37pm on May 19, 2010, michael kiedaisch said…
Hello, I am new to the chocolate world. This Sunday is the Bucks County Chocolate Show and I would like to know the best time to come to see any demonstrations on chocolate making. I would like to come for the entire day but only have about a 2 hour window. I hope i get to see you while i am at the show. Thanks.
At 1:29pm on May 17, 2010, Dee said…
Oh! I had not heard of Sazon. I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the tip!
At 9:33pm on April 13, 2010, Dee said…
Capsaicin is the chemical that makes food spicy.
At 9:47pm on April 5, 2010, Dee said…
Is the Hot Chocolate at Naked Chocolate different from the Sipping Chocolate? I've seen that they have spicy ones, but my mouth doesn't like capsaicin very much. :)
At 11:44am on May 26, 2009, Rocky Cioffi said…
Hello,

Rocky here..I just joined....Can you send me information about exhibiting in the show onm May 31 in New Hope?

Thanks!1

Rocky
At 9:02am on December 12, 2008, Laurie Douglass said…
Gretchen,
Yes, I'm definitely in for the May 29th show! Will you send me the sign-up form again? I'm very busy, which is great! No recession here! I've got one more craft show tomorrow, so I'll have time next week to get that form taken care of, and I'll give you some rouge cocoa powder.
At 10:11pm on May 6, 2008, Clay Gordon said…
Gretchen:

Welcome to The Chocolate Life. I am looking forward to speaking at The Bucks County Chocolate Festival on June 1st. :: Clay
At 7:39pm on May 6, 2008, Gretchen Tartakoff said…
After I had that chocolate truffle, I thought about chocolate all the time. Within a year I set-up The Chocolate Bar, LLC in PA because I knew I was meant to do something with chocolate-just wasn't sure what it was yet.
I'm not sure how much time has gone by, the "something" is the Bucks County Chocolate Show. Check it out-it's been well worth all that dreaming.
 
 
 

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