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Bake the Book: Tiramisu Charlotte

Emma Kobolakis 2 comments

Prettier than your average, Say It With Cake tiramisu charlotte hits all the right chocolate and coffee notes, using sponge cake to support rich layers of creamy mascarpone and coffee syrup. Surrounded by lady fingers and dusted with cocoa, it's as delicious as it is elegant. More

Chocoholic: Parisian Hot Chocolate

Yvonne Ruperti 2 comments

Through serendipity I suddenly found myself in one of the best Christmas markets in Paris. Tiny chalets twinkling with holiday lights lined the tourist-filled street, selling everything from crafts to sausages and cheese. After spotting a long queue at the chocolate chaud (hot chocolate) booth, I couldn't resist the urge to practice my French and warm up a bit. More

BraveTart: Homemade Swiss Miss with Mini Marshmallows

BraveTart Bravetart 5 comments

Okay, let me get this straight. It's Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and you've bellied up to Serious Eats for more? Either you're not an American or you're an exceptionally good one. In any case, winter has almost arrived and with it? Hot cocoa season. More

Preserved: Raspberry Cocoa Jam

Preserved Lucy Baker 1 comment

Like adding a splash of balsamic vinegar, incorporating cocoa powder into this jam intensifies the flavor of the raspberries and provides depth and richness. Besides, what goes together better than berries and chocolate? This simple-yet-luxurious jam is practically begging to be slathered on fresh croissants, and it tastes pretty swell on a peanut butter sandwich, too. More

A Glossary of Chocolate Terms

Liz Gutman 7 comments

Some of this has been covered in previous posts, but it can't hurt to have some chocolate terms you can comfortably throw around. Here are the basic ones—feel free to add yours in the comments! More

What to Do with Cocoa Nibs

Liz Gutman 19 comments

They're showing up in more places than ever: baked in fancy restaurant desserts, folded into ice cream, and even lining the shelves of grocery stores. But their exact origin and nature is still something of a mystery to many people. I'm talking about cocoa nibs. What are they? Bits of fermented, dried, roasted and crushed cacao bean. They're extremely good for you, and have an intense chocolatey taste, but aren't sweet at all. More

Is Chocolate a Health Food?

Clay Gordon 8 comments

Photographs by Robyn Lee With recent interest surrounding whether chocolate is a health food, I am regularly asked: "Is chocolate a health food?" What's the deal? It seems like everyday, there's a news report about a medical study confirming... More

Crudo, the Chocolate; Not the Raw Fish

Clay Gordon 1 comment

Photograph of a longitudinal conche at the Felchlin factory in Schywz, Swtizerland. As an invited guest and featured speaker at the 100th anniversary celebration for major chocolate company Max Felchlin AG in Switzerland last week, I was reminded that... More

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