The Chocolate Life

Discover Chocolate and Live La Vida Cocoa!

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  • London / Lancashire
  • United Kingdom
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Most memorable chocolate experience:
Travelling first class to Paris by Eurostar in the morning. Lunch near the Arc de Triomphe with a female friend in the chocolate business. Then a pilgrimage to some of the city's well-known and not so well-known chocolatiers - Weiss, Richart, La Maison du Chocolat, Au Chat Bleu, Jadis et Gourmand, Fouquet, Cacao et Chocolat, and Debauve et Gallais - then back to London that night with sweet memories and inspiration for years to come.
My favorite chocolate is:
Any ganache from La Maison du Chocolat, but especially the caramelized butter ganache; a liquid salted caramel globe from L'Artisan du Chocolat; or a bar of Amadei's Chuao.

New Book: The Language of Chocolates

Those of you who love quotable quotes may like to know I have recently published a 100-page book which is choc-full of them. Called ‘The Language of Chocolates’ is a collection of sayings, definitions, allusions, connections and illustrations on everything there is to like about chocolates. Sara Jane Stanes, one of the founders of the Academy of Chocolate in the UK, described it as ‘utterly compelling and enjoyable’; and Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, described it as ‘scrumptious’. If you would like to obtain a box, I mean a copy, for yourself, the book is available from and other online booksellers.

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At 2:54pm on November 18, 2009, Jamie Jeffries said…
Thank you so much for writing to me and telling me about your book. I will order it today. I'm so excited! I want to keep in touch with you and later, when I'm moving more in the direction of completion with MY project, I'll run it by you.

I guess I'm going to Belize with Gordon and a few others, staying on a cacao finca. It sounds wonderful. Wonder how they can make some kinds of chocolate in such hot, humid weather? Guess we'll have to just eat it all up because it won't last in the heat. A rough job, but someone has to do it, right?
Keep in touch.
Chocolate kisses,
At 9:30pm on April 5, 2009, Sarah Gross said…
I'll have to look out for your book! What a great idea.
At 1:20pm on May 6, 2008, ChocoFiles said…
At 2:38am on May 6th, 2008, Soft centred said… "Thanks for adding me to your friends' list. " The request I sent still shows as pending, so If you intended to accept it I think you'll need to click somewhere to confirm it. Just thought you might want to know...
At 9:47am on May 6, 2008, ChocoFiles said…
I'm looking forward to reading more of your quotes about chocolate because I also collect them.
Any friend of Amedei Chuao is a friend of mine. I'm still savoring a bar, and eking it out in small portions as special rewards. I'll sure be sad to finish it!
At 2:25am on April 12, 2008, Clay Gordon said…
SC -

Welcome to The Chocolate Life. That day trip sounds fabulous. I am in the middle of helping plan a trip next year from Venice to London through Prague and Paris on The Orient Express. I am looking forward to London as I hear that the chocolate scene there has exploded over the last little while. What are some of you favorite London Chocolate spots?

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