Valrhona Demo – A Surfeit of Chocolate

My take on the Valrhona Damas Hi dear readers! Sorry this post has been a long time in the making, but I had a lot I wanted to share with you all! A few weeks ago, I got an invitation to attend a dessert demonstration by Valrhona. Valrhona is, of course, considered among the creme […]...

In Which A Busy Week Is Capped With An Unexpected Surprise

First, thank you to all of you for your very sweet birthday wishes – I'm consistently amazed and touched by the well-wishes I receive from fellow pastry lovers from around the world. Thank you for making my birthday that much more special! It actually did rain on my birthday, but it seems like the birthday […]...

Birthday and Cake

One always hopes for nice weather on one's birthday – that's natural, don't you think? I imagine for those born in the months of winter, perhaps a picturesque fall of snow might be more appropriate, but since my birthday is in May, I always thought that sunny skies on my birthday wasn't too unreasonable a […]...

{Product Review} Meeting the Minds Behind Socola Chocolatier

I got the opportunity to attend the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon about a month ago – a day long festival celebrating all things chocolate. With over 50 chocolatiers and confectioners, many of them local artisans, the variety of truffles, bars, and other chocolatey delights on display was sugar-shock-inducing. It must have been unique challenge, […]...