Tag Archives: Valrhona

Breaking News – Valrhona C³ Coming to the Tenth Annual StarChefs ICC in Brooklyn!

After a brief hiatus, the StarChefs International Chefs Congress is back with another competition for pastry chefs and its bigger than ever! If you are an American or Canadian pastry chef, an expert with chocolate and want to test your mettle […]

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A Taste of the Best – International Chocolate Awards

I was recently having dinner with indefatigable double James Beard Award winner¹ Maricel Presilla, her husband, my wife and our son at her wonderful Hoboken Cuban-Latino restaurant Zafra when Maricel started talking about The International Chocolate Awards and invited me […]

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Mast Brothers – A Chocolate Maker Grows in Brooklyn

Neither Rick nor Michael Mast had been chocolate makers before they started their Mast Brothers chocolate business. Rick had been chef and Michael a film-maker when they identified a niche for high quality, artisanal chocolate amongst all the other new […]

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Lyon is for Lovers: Chocolate Heaven

 
Valentine’s Day is a day that celebrates love, both of the romantic kind as well as the Platonic. The holiday has a few specific icons associated with it including Cupid, red roses and not least amongst them, chocolate. I […]

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Missed Opportunities

One simply can not do everything. Though I try to do as much as I can, especially when on a culinary oriented trip, it is simply impossible to do it all. I had two great opportunities that I had to […]

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