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Make your own chocolate

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The ingredients won’t be the only thing that will require extra effort to obtain.

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Chocolate gems at a DC farmers’ market

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Here in SFBA, we have Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” to memorialize our bay. Back East, the Chesapeake Bay has Old Bay Seasoning, a blend of celery salt, pepper and other spices, most often sprinkled on shellfish. I like it on corn on the cob and now, thanks to Chouquette Chocolates & Confections, in dark chocolate …

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Christmas in July

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CocoTutti just released their 2011 corporate gifts holiday catalog. Whether you’re a business or just an individual looking for some nice only-in-SFBA gifts, CocoTutti caramels, truffles and bonbons would be a delicious choice. Prices represent a good value and range from $5 for simple 4-piece packages up to $90 for 64 pieces in a clever unwinding box. Flavors include the …

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Choco-NOLA

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If you’re looking for artisan chocolates in New Orleans, get out of the French Quarter and head to Magazine St.

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Old world taste in new world capitol

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If you want a chocolate that tastes like real chocolate and nothing else, you have to make the trek to Krön Chocolatier in Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, DC. Ask for the Budapest cream truffles — they are kept in a freezer behind the counter. They are absolutely fresh, delicious and liable to be sold out. If you don’t …

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Fall Chocolate Salon round-up

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Taste TV sponsored a new fall SF chocolate salon, November 14, in a smaller venue with fewer vendors than their usual spring salon, which made it easier to meet the chocolatiers and sample their wares. These chocolate salons are a great way for people to discover local artisan chocolatiers (although not all exhibitors are local or selling chocolate), and they …

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Cranberries & chocolate

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On summer vacation this year, Ronnie & I visited the local chocolatiers in Chatham, MA on Cape Cod. Chatham Candy Manor is kinda old-school, kinda current in their chocolate-making. Est. in 1955 in a vintage Cape Cod building on Main St., its glass cases are full of mostly traditional candies and chocolates. But they also score points as artisan chocolatiers: …

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Seriously chocolate torte

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Ingredients in the refrigerator, almonds, dates, and dried cranberries needed to be used. Deborah Madison’s Date, Dried Cherry, and Chocolate Nut Torte recipe was the nearly perfect fit. What a great chocolate hit! And a great help to my little over-crowded refrigerator. I used Scharffen Berger 70% chocolate and since the goal was to use ingredients I had, I used …

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