Month: January 2011

THE FANCY FOOD SHOW – THE UNIQUE, THE BOOZY, AND THE FAMOUS

I just came back from San Francisco, where I have attended The Fancy Food Show’s Winter Event at the Moscone Center. It is a three-day affair and you better be prepared to get callouses on your feet and rumbling in your digestive system if you want to see and taste the most products.  I also had some…


MY TOP FIVE RESOLUTIONS FOR 2011 THAT I REALLY PLAN TO KEEP

The title of this should come as no surprise. We all go through the resolutions process each year and never learn. However, this year I am empowered by a Wall Street Journal article that advised me how to keep my resolutions – START EARLY. Well, I started just before Christmas, but due to a family event, I…


THE NUMBER ONE CHOCOLATIER IN THE US – RICHART

Richart’s Jewels The Artisan/Michel Richart: Michel Richart grew up in an ambiance of fine chocolates. His father, who was a chocolatier himself, was delighted that his son, Michel, was enthusiastic to learn, to listen and absorb. While he was learning to master the art of creating the finest chocolates possible while using the highest quality…


TOP TEN CHOCOLATIERS IN THE US – #2 La Maison du Chocolates

Great Tasty Gift The Artisan/Robert Linxe/La Maison du Chocolates: Robert Linxe, the creator of La Maison du Chocolates,  learned his profession in Bayonne, before enhancing his knowledge and perfecting his artisic talent in Switzerland. He opened hist first chocolate boutique in 1955 in Paris and sold it in 1977 in order to establish the first…