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Melanie Boudar commented on Sweet matter physicist's blog post Illustrating the chocolate making process.
"This is a very nice poster. Would you like to print and sell some reprints? Only think I would have done is keep line 2 left to right as thats the way we normally read."
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Illustrating the chocolate making process.

When I recently wanted to blog about a Amsterdam-based bean-to-bar chocolate maker I realized that I never properly introduced 'bean-to-bar' on my own blog. Now I finally made a brief drawing to roughly illustrate the process from tree to chocolate with a focus on the flavor developing steps (which is: fermentation, roasting, conching). Hard to hide my science background I guess... ;)On my …See More
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Kate Blake liked Sweet matter physicist's blog post Amsterdam's chocolate places
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Amsterdam's chocolate places

Amsterdam is not only an extremely pretty city. It also offers some great options for chocolate lovers and its chocolate scene was growing fast during the last few years, so I now list the best Amsterdam chocolate locations on my blog. There are many very decent chocolatiers and some really excellent ones. There is a fantastic chocolate bar shop specialized in high quality single origin chocolates. There…See More
Jun 11
The Chocolate Tourist commented on Sweet matter physicist's blog post Amsterdam Chocolatiers - Metropolitan
"Great blog! I love your perspective as a physicist - the science of candymaking is quite interesting. Thanks for sharing your blog, I will keep an eye on it."
Apr 25
Sweet matter physicist posted a blog post

Amsterdam Chocolatiers - Metropolitan

It took me a while to go through Amsterdam's chocolatiers with detailed blog posts. There's always personal favorites... and I knew from the beginning which was my number one chocolatier in town (although I like some other places quite a lot, too!). Anyway, when it comes to pralines/bonbons/chocolates, my favorite is:…See More
Apr 23
Sweet matter physicist replied to Clay Gordon's discussion Initial Thoughts: CHOCOA 2014
"Thanks a lot Clay, for sharing your impressions from Chocoa 2014! I regularly spend time on thinking about 'sustainability', how to define it, and how to strengthen sustainable food production. I also had the strong impression that the big…"
Apr 6
Sweet matter physicist replied to matt black's discussion Callebaut Chocolate Academy
"I attended two courses at the Chocolate Academy, one in the Netherlands (Zundert) and one in Belgium (Wieze). Generally I was quite satisfied with the amound of techniques I learned during the short time of the course. I also wrote a blog post…"
Apr 6
Sweet matter physicist commented on Clay Gordon's group The Science of Chocolate
"@Ben: I would actually think that it will make a difference! However, cocoa butter added to increase creaminess of chocolate, or cocoa butter used for white chocolate is often deodorized. If that's the case I strongly doubt that deodorized…"
Mar 12
Sweet matter physicist replied to Kelly Marley's discussion Shelf stable semi sweet chocolate agave sauce?
"I would strongly guess that it will have a long shelf life. As Ruth said, one way to know for sure is to test the water activity and if that's low enough, no microbes will be able to grow in your sauce. Some more thoughts: The only ingredient…"
Mar 4
Adriennne Henson commented on Sweet matter physicist's blog post Amsterdam Chocolatiers - part 2
"I like what you had to say and like your blog "
Feb 27
Sweet matter physicist replied to Lee's discussion Botulism
"I agree that microbes from the cinnamon will not grow within the chocolate due to its low water activity. But since the cinnamon comes in form of inclusions, it's maybe more relevant what water activity the cinnamon has. If it is in dried form…"
Feb 25

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
I had some revealing experiences at my favorite chocolate store in Amsterdam, Netherlands (it's called Chocolatl).
My favorite chocolate is:
Pralus Forastero, Sao Tomé 75%

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Illustrating the chocolate making process.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:30am 1 Comment

When I recently wanted to blog about a Amsterdam-based bean-to-bar chocolate maker I realized that I never properly introduced 'bean-to-bar' on my own blog.

Now I finally made a brief drawing to roughly illustrate the process from tree to chocolate with a focus on the flavor developing steps (which is: fermentation, roasting, conching). Hard to hide my science background I guess... ;)

On my …

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Amsterdam's chocolate places

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Amsterdam is not only an extremely pretty city. It also offers some great options for chocolate lovers and its chocolate scene was growing fast during the last few years, so I now list the best Amsterdam chocolate locations on my blog. There are many very decent chocolatiers and some really excellent ones. There is a fantastic chocolate bar shop specialized in high quality single origin chocolates.…

Continue

Amsterdam Chocolatiers - Metropolitan

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:30am 1 Comment

It took me a while to go through Amsterdam's chocolatiers with detailed blog posts. There's always personal favorites... and I knew from the beginning which was my number one chocolatier in town (although I like some other places quite a lot, too!). Anyway, when it comes to pralines/bonbons/chocolates, my favorite is:…

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Amsterdam Chocolatiers - part 2

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

In a previous post I wrote about the two most famous chocolatiers in Amsterdam. Yesterday I focused on a far less known chocoholic place in this city on my blog: Van Velze's. The chocolaterie and patisserie was founded by Robbert van Velze and Deborah Kilroy more than 5 years ago, but remains one of the less known chocolate place in Amsterdam. This might be due to its location in Amsterdam Oost, which…

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