Tag: chocolates

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…


A NOSTALGIC CAKE – SACHER TORTE

Thank you for visiting. This is my anniversary (do not ask me how many years, because when I arrived to 25 years, I stopped counting) and I always like to bake something nostalgic; so it was way over due to bake a Sacher Torta (Hungarian spelling). For those of you, not familiar with the Sacher…


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…


TOP TEN CHOCOLATIERS IN THE US – #6 Kee Ling Tong

KEE’s Chocolates in New York City is Number Six The Artisan: Kee Ling Tong is a Macao native ad a graduate of the French Culinary Institute (FCI) in New York City. During her training at FCI, she realized that she likes sweets the most, so she launched her chocolate shop on Thompson Street in 2002. Since then…


CHOCOLATES YOU MUST KNOW – TOP TEN CHOCOLATIERS

INTRODUCING THE SEVENTH CHOCOLATIER: RECCHIUTI, SAN FRANCISCO The Artisan: The Bay Area is the epicenter of great artisanal chocolate products. Michael Recchiuti is one of the top masters of the trade and his chocolates are a true works of art.  He has a production facility in the southeastern section of San Francisco, and a successful,…


CHOCOLATES YOU MUST KNOW – TOP 10 CHOCOLATIERS

CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH CHOCOLATES THE EIGHT CHOCOLATIER: CHRISTOPHER ELBOW CHOCOLATES The Artisan: Christopher Elbow began perfecting his chocolate-making skills while working as a Pastry Chef in Kansas City and that is where he started his own chocolate company. His passion for working with chocolate allowed him to be highly creative. His hand-painted sparkling jewels…