Category: Chocolate

Top 100 Blogs for Chocolate Lovers, Part 1 (first 25)

Last night I was tired to work, tired to write, I was even tired to watch anything on the TV, but not yet tired enough to call it a day. I was relaxing on my best armchair and while staring at the ceiling, it hit me – how about just surfing on the Internet with…


Top 100 Blogs Plus For Chocolate Lovers (Part 2)

III. Chocolate Cookbooks Cookbooks that discuss, cover, photograph, teach and write about chocolates are as important for us, chocolate enthusiast, as air to keeping us alive. Some of us are serious collectors with perhaps hundreds of books in our library; it is enough that the book has only the word “chocolate” buried somewhere on page…


How To Make Hand-Made, Molded Chocolates for Mom

Mother’s Day is my favorite holiday and I assume I am not the only one. No words, no cards, no gifts, and no celebration can express the “thanks” we should show to Moms all over the world.  You could buy the most expensive, delectable chocolate truffles packed in attractive packaging or you could present to…


Earl Grey tea, Ginger root, and Sour cherry chocolate truffles recipes

Ginger root, earl grey tea and sour cherries chocolate truffles   First, allow me to apologize for the delay in the continuance of the dessert creations for Passover, but unfortunately I ran into some health problems over the weekend that I will need to address. I am still not on my best behavior, but I…


The Best Passover Desserts are Chocolate Confections

Strawberries dipped into dark and white chocolate – Why not create these as part of Passover’s dessert?It just suddenly hit me at about 10:00 PM on Thursday night that Passover, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the “Exodus” of Jewish people from Egypt and marks the birth of Jewish people as a nation over 3000 years…


VALENTINE’S DAY WITHOUT CHOCOLATES? DON’T EVEN THINK OF IT.

Rouge Passion by Richart’s Chocolates Just as we cannot see celebrating Valentine’s Day without chocolates, it would be a sin not to seek out the best possible selection for your Valentine. We have reported previously about the products of top chocolatiers in the US ( (please see previous posts); and just by thinking about the…


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…


TOP TEN CHOCOLATIERS IN THE US – #3 NORMAN LOVE’S CHOCOLATES

NUMBER THREE ON OUR LIST IS: NORMAN LOVE’S CHOCOLATES Norman Love’s Jewels The Artisan: Following completion of his training in the art of pastry in France, Norman Love joined numerous luxury resorts in the US, including the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton as executive pastry chef. Norman has been recognized by many of the…


CHOCOLATES YOU MUST KNOW – TOP TEN CHOCOLATIERS IN THE US

HAPPY HOLIDAYS – HAPPY NEW YEAR TIME TO CELEBRATE AND HERE IS NUMBER FIVE: KNIPSCHILDT CHOCOLATES This summer, I attended the Global Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. This was a wonderful opportunity in getting oriented to new products and taste a significant number of sweets and other “foods…