My Kind Of (Restaurant) Town

One of the best parts about spending most of a week in Chicago for Chocolate Boot Camp was that Chicago has always been a town that I’ve enjoyed eating in. It’s never really been a ‘fancy restaurant’ town, even though it has two restaurants that have earned the elusive three-star rating from Michelin. Chicago’s more…

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My Week At Chocolate Boot Camp – Day 4

It’s day 4, the last day of Chocolate Boot Camp. (Most Chocolate Academy courses are three days long, but this is a four-day course, because there’s so much material to cover. Click here to read the report on Day 1 and Days 2 and 3.) Today we need to finish everything, and there’s a lot…

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My Week At Chocolate Boot Camp – Days 2 and 3

Day 2 of Chocolate Boot Camp started out pretty much where day 1 left off, tempering dark chocolate.  (Here’s Part 1 of this series.) On the table in the morning, using the seed method in the afternoon.  I figured out what I did wrong with my seed method batch on Monday, I misread the scale,…

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My Week at Chocolate Boot Camp – Day 1

Chocolate is something I’ve dabbled with over the years, covering home made candy (especially sponge candy) with milk chocolate, for example, but I really didn’t know anything about working with chocolate, much less making items that would look professionally made. Well, to correct that, I recently attended the course called ‘Chocolate 1.0 – Discovering Chocolate’…

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