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March 8, 2017

 

farming holding cocoa pods

Cocoa Crisis For Ivory Coast’s Farmers

A bumper crop combined with a fall in the global demand for chocolate and a dip in cocoa prices are hurting Ivory Coast cocoa farmers.

March 5, 2017

 

Cacao pods

Reviving Puerto Rico’s Cocoa Farms

Cocoa plantations in Puerto Rico were wiped out centuries ago. Now, local pride and the sheer love of chocolate are bringing back local cocoa.

February 14, 2017

 

valentine's day drawing

Chocolate: Sweet (But Not So Innocent) Consort To Valentine’s Day

From the time of the Aztecs, chocolate has been seen as an aphrodisiac, but it took many centuries for it to become the taste of the love holiday.

February 6, 2017

 

Washu chocolate

Save The Monkeys, Save The Trees, Sell The Chocolate

An enterprise-minded ecologist from England is helping endangered brown-headed spider monkeys in Ecuador by connecting their preservation to high-end chocolate.

January 25, 2017

 

a slice of tahini chocolate mousse pie

No-Bake Tahini Chocolate Mousse Pie

This recipe is a rich, velvety dessert that tastes like peanut butter cream pie.

December 22, 2016

 

Biscochito With Chocolate dipping sauce

Biscochito With Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Ignacio Alvarez's Biscochitos are flavored with anise and served with chocolate dipping sauce.

September 2, 2016

 

cocoa beans

Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health

Chocolate lovers may agree cocoa is the food of the gods, but how strong is the evidence that it boosts heart health?

February 12, 2016

 

david tallent at IU traditions catering

Chef’s Career Change, Cold Weather Citrus, Chocolate Dessert

Chef David Tallent now spends his work days in a different kind of kitchen. Cold weather growing takes some ingenuity. And, chocolate for dessert.

December 26, 2015

 

Flourless Chocolate Torte

No need to go out for dessert. Make this restaurant-quality treat today and enjoy it after tomorrow's dinner.

December 2, 2015

 

cocoa pods

Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

Some big food companies, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.

December 19, 2014

 

ChocolateChiliDonuts

Chocolate-Chili Glazed Baked Doughnuts

These doughnuts may be vegan and gluten-free, but they still taste deliciously decadent.

October 27, 2014

 

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Come To Briar Rose Creamery For Cheese, Stay For Chocolate

If you find yourself in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, be sure to stop by Briar Rose Creamery to try their goat cheese truffles.

August 12, 2014

 

homemade granola

Holy Granoly: Homemade Granola Is Just That Good

I can change the flavor of my granola as much as I like, and I control the ingredients completely. After about five months of eating it, I’m not sick of it yet.

April 18, 2014

 

chocolate bars

Plain And Simple Chocolate: A Taste-Test

Here is a guide to choosing, tasting and appreciating chocolate -- no frills, no add-ins.

October 21, 2013

Dark Times 

one chocolate truffle in its wrapper

Chocolate Shortfall Coming, But Not Extinction

Demand for cocoa is much steeper than growers can keep up with, but reports of chocolate's doom have been greatly exaggerated.

March 4, 2013

Choices, Choices 

Six chocolate truffles on three rectangular dishes

Chocolate Truffles, Four Ways

Stephanie Weaver shows us four variations on the theme of chocolaty goodness.

February 7, 2013

Cheers! 

port-wine

Port Wine Primer For Valentine’s Day

No Valentine's Day dinner would be complete without some chocolate and a glass of dessert wine. Sommelier Brad Dunn runs down the different varieties of port.

April 4, 2012

Sheer Decadence  

cream egg

Homemade Easter Treats: Chocolate Eggs

While making your own Easter candy is a little time consuming, the results are delicious and (mostly) preservative free!

March 13, 2012

Caffeine Concepts 

A pattern that looks like a spruce tree drawn on with espresso in the foam of a latte.

Third Wave Coffee: Local, Sustainable, Drinkable Art

There's a movement afoot in the U.S. to convince you that your coffee deserves the same respect given to fine wines, cheeses, beers and chocolate.

November 14, 2011

Play With Your Food 

cheese abe

Elevating Cheese And Chocolate To Art

Cheese and chocolate might be art on their own in the eyes of the beholder, but these sculptors took that concept a step further.

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