In the world of food, there are few skills more complicated than producing excellent chocolate. The United States may not have the chocolate-making reputation of, say, France or Belgium, but there are plenty of chocolatiers across the country who have been trying to elevate the American palate. Even ... More >>
Katherine Clapner is much more punk rock than your average chocolatier. After spending decades in some of the best kitchens in Dallas and across the globe, Clapner has settled into a chocolate-covered takeover of Dallas-Fort Worth with her Dude, Sweet Chocolate shops. Since opening in Dallas' Bishop ... More >>
I've called this emergency meeting of the Dallas Area Chocoholics Anonymous to prepare for the onslaught of chocolate temptation coming our way this Saturday at the Chocolate Conference & Festival.
Central Market's annual chocolate festival starts today and lasts through February 14. Some of the best chocolatiers from around the world will make appearances over the next few days and, as always, there are some interesting back stories. If you can fight through the crowds, don't take lightly the ... More >>
This week, the food media saw plenty of ungodly fried things, men who like burgers and more chocolate and crepes than you could ever want (though not in the same place, unfortunately.) Read on. City of Ate/Observer Scott Reitz offered his opinion of The Grape, saying that restaurants are sup ... More >>
Photos by foodbitchIn a tiny space on Davis Street in Oak Cliff, you can find CocoAndré Chocolatier. And if you do happen to find it, you'll discover something special: a passionate chocolatier with a particularly interesting story about a rediscovered chocolate once thought to be extinct. ... More >>
In part one of this week's Three Course Meal, we gave you a look at Stephen Smith, chocolatier and owner of nib chocolate. In part two, we asked Smith to complete our thoughts for us. In today's final installment he shares a recipe for Russian Caravan Truffles. Remember, crafting chocolates ... More >>
Here's some hopeful news for all you C students out there: At the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris, Stephen Smith's "worst subject of everything was chocolate." Apparently, he got better. In fact, he got good enough to operate his own wholesale chocolate business, nib cho ... More >>
Every chocolatier at next weekend's Chocolate Conference, sponsored by DallasChocolate.org, is slated to participate in a roundtable discussion of "the state of chocolate in Dallas." Panel members will presumably debate the quality and quantity of artisanal chocolate available in the DFW area ... More >>
Diana Merrill ClaussenField greens with chocolate NapoleonFor the first event in their brief history, dallaschocolate.org hosted chocolatiers Alan McClure and Steve DeVries for a tasting and a dinner focused on American "bean to bar" chocolate production.Teresa Gubbins, who recapped the event for ... More >>
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