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It’s not all chocolate that we call chocolate

It’s not all chocolate that we call chocolate

As there are great deal of chocolate varieties, discussions about their cons and pros can give you hard times. Many say that chocolate is good for health, and they are right, while others say it’s bad, and it is not to be denied. The reason for this double and contradictory statement is all too generic Read more…

Chocolate: Not just a delicacy

Chocolate: Not just a delicacy

The discovery of America in 1492 was a culinary revolution throughout the Western world, incorporating many products, especially vegetables, unknown until then. Basic products such as corn or potatoes were imported and contributed to the rapid development of the European population, saving millions of inhabitants of the Old World from famine. In America in some Read more…

Chocolate Week or Not, Indulge in Chocolate!

Chocolate Strawberry

“Three to four thousand years ago, the Olmecs are the first known people to use cacao which grew wild in Central America – followed by other peoples like the Maya and then the Aztecs from the 10th century AD to the 1520s. At this time, and for many years afterwards, chocolate was purely a drink.”1 Read more…

7 of the World’s Best Desserts

Dessert Bar

There is something about desserts that just gets people all pumped up. Perhaps it is the idea of indulging in some of the sweetest concoctions that can be had. Or perhaps it’s in the science of sugar giving people a high. Whatever the reason is for dessert frenzies, it does not really matter. What matters Read more…

It’s National Chocolate Eclair Day!

It’s National Chocolate Eclair Day!

  There’s a certain air of sophistication whenever someone says “chocolate éclair.”  It could well be that it’s one of those French words that have invaded the English language. But even if it were not called an “éclair” the pastry itself is such a sinfully delicious pastry  — one that you’ll guiltily snatch from a Read more…

Easter Around the World

Easter Around the World

Easter is coming up in about two weeks, and for those who observe Lent, this is one of the most important times in the year. The chances are that you already have your traditional Easter recipes ready, but have you thought about trying out new things this year? Easter is a holiday that is celebrated Read more…

American National Chocolate Week – Desserts

American National Chocolate Week – Desserts

American Chocolate Week has many perks. We’ve already established chocolate  as a health food and learned it can be used in delectable main dishes like seared pork tenderloin with cocoa spice rub. Now it’s time to jump into the deep end – chocolate desserts. There’s no reason to pretend – what we all really want Read more…

American National Chocolate Week – Main Dish Recipes

American National Chocolate Week – Main Dish Recipes

It’s National Chocolate Week! Let me repeat. It’s National Chocolate Week! Throughout this week we will share recipes that involve all the chocolate you can handle and a few chocolate trivia and fun facts. Did you know chocolate is good for you? It’s true! Chocolate is rich in antioxidants and is more powerful than blueberries according Read more…