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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…


UNIQUE SEDUCTIVE GIFTS FOR YOUR VALENTINE

Valentine’s Day is a time to relax and delight in your mate’s company while enjoying life’s simple pleasures. A gift that says “I’ve been thinking about you” will delightfully cap off any romantic dinner on the town or at the table for two at your home. We all know the usual suspects as “Send Flowers…


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 – #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…


CHOCOLATES YOU MUST KNOW CONTINUES – TOP 10 CHOCOLATIERS IN THE US

THE NINTH CHOCOLATIER: CHUAO CHOCOLATES Chuao is the first Venezuelan chocolatier in the United States with a manufacturing facility in Carlsbad, California, but you can purchase the products nationwide, as well as online. The Artisan: Chef Michael Antonorsi of Chuao Chocolatier, named after the cacao-producing region of Chuao in Venezuela, makes Venezuelan chocolates in “French Style” (watch…


TOP 10 CHOCOLATIERS IN THE US – #10 L. A. BURDICK

Three little mice…9 little mice…L A Burdick I came to realize that my camera is “not ready for prime time” for food photography. Although, it has high optical zoom and I was making pretty good pictures with good lighting,  it is far from being sufficient for my poppy seed cake, dobos torta or linzer cookies….