that's exciting to hear so, I also feel there' something brewing over there in US.
I actually was about to sit down with our nation's Chef o/t Year to inpspire him with top chocolate but hesitated (considering what's in it for me), but your comment gives energy to call him this week :)
hey Gwen, interesting thoughts thx
do you see chefs make creations with premium chocolate or rather put bars on their menu's in the US?
Here in Belgium I see low quality mass brands coining the 'Grand Cru' en 'origin' labels but for the very wrong reasons and with very poor quality delivery.
Only few pastry chefs invest in better couverture chocolate and then again mainly stick with eg Valrhona...
Thank you. I find so many chocolate people to be just the best. Hard to be mean when you are filled with theobromide and involved in something that makes people happy/generous. You are in Michigan? We lived in Ann Arbor for 2 years long ago, while my husband was in grad school. I taught English at Eastern Michigan U. Before my chocolate-making days.
I will check out your shop online, too!
Great story, amy is the kind of person I like. I think I will be able to make some of the things. Right now I am making a guitar for less than $300 the work surface is stainless the rest is alu. Wish me luck as I try to make a 30lb tempering machine that can hold 3, 30lb loads in continuous temper. I think I can do it with Air as opposed to Bain marie.
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