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September 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Schokolade in der Kunst by Constanze Küsel

Art, it has been often commented, is supported by a scaffold of discourse - in the same way in this century wine, food, fashion and of course chocolate has been. We put these things on a pedestal, distance ourselves from it. hold it up for admiration and allure, increase it’s value by limiting those who “understand”, or those who can afford access. What happens when the scaffold is removed? What is left? With chocolate at least we have something to eat.

With “Schokolade in der…

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Added by Warren Laine-Naida on September 24, 2010 at 3:42am — No Comments

I ‘d love your comments and feedback on Chocolate Mold designs.

Greetings Chocolatiers!



I ‘d love your comments and feedback. My name is Catherine Failor and I’ve been designing soap and garden molds for 12 years (www.milkywaymolds.com and www.gardenmolds.com). Chocolatiers regularly contact my soap mold site, asking if soap molds work for… Continue

Added by Catherine Failor on September 20, 2010 at 7:42pm — 2 Comments

Guatemala visit Jan 2011 - contacts sought

I’m going to Guatemala sometime in January or the first half of February 2011. My main objectives are to observe & record manufacture of traditional cacao drinks (Mayan recipes from before the conquest) and obtain samples of plants used in these drinks (e.g. "Ear Flower"). Additionally I'd like to find out more about the role of…

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Added by Marcos Patchett on September 10, 2010 at 7:18pm — 8 Comments

deconstructing the chocolate. creating the palimpsest. august 2010.

The chocolate sculptural canvas begins with the chocolate block. 6 sculptures are broken down, melted and reformed into four blocks.

These are the building blocks, the canvas, now the palimpsest of the chocolate sculptures. They too are photographed out of doors.

There is a completion of the circle of my sculpture’s creation and a return to the simplicity of texture, form and…

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Added by Warren Laine-Naida on September 9, 2010 at 5:50am — No Comments

Chocolate and Wine

You will probably see me writing a lot about this combination, mainly because that is what I do. Yes, it is a terribly rough life I am leading, having to frequently taste these two together…



However, that is not the only reason you will see me writing a lot about these two. This combination is probably one of the most sensual and eye opening experiences you can have with food. Once you try to the

two together you will notice that there are…

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Added by Chrissie Bettencourt on September 8, 2010 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Chocolate Melter

Our chocolate melter broke, we are in need of a 100 - 250 melter if anyone no anyone who has one. Any advice where I could find a good quality used one? brad@indianwellsresort.com

Added by Brad Weimer on September 7, 2010 at 4:11pm — No Comments

New Zealand Chocolate Lovers

I live in paradise and the name of it is New Zealand. Here we are serious about our chocolate as recently Cadbury's tried to change an ingredient in their dairy milk chocolate and being staunch Kiwis we all got up in arms about it untill this corporate relented. pleased to say it is back to normal. Our dairy products are of the highest standard here and this makes our chocolate particularly good.

Added by Nicola Tewhare on September 6, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Chocolate Decorating Classes, Instructional Videos & Lip-Smacking Romps

Greetings Chocolate Fiends !
I teach chocolate decorating classes for the home chef in the San Francisco Bay Area, sell instructional DVDs and offer lip-smacking chocolate home parties for every occasion.


I have several demos coming up including locations such as Bloomingdales in San Francisco and Dreager's in both San Mateo and Blackhawk and I'm available for hire for holiday chocolate decorating demos in the San Fran area…
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Added by Katreece Montgomery on September 4, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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