{SF} Hodo Soy and the Art of Tofumaking

Following my last post on the Soy and Chocolate tasting, some of you dear readers might be wondering, how did Michael Recchiuti get the idea to pair soy with chocolate? The answer is Hodo Soy Beanery, an artisan soy company in Oakland founded by Minh Tsai. At the Hodo Soy Beanery, soybeans are turned into […]...

{Sweet San Francisco} Cocoabella: Like a Kid in A Candy Store

When a pre-packaged box of chocolates just won’t do, CocoaBella Chocolates comes to the rescue with their handpicked selection of chocolates from around the world. My favorites include Christopher Elbow, Marquise de Sevigne, and Valrhona. Brett Beach, one of the founders of Madecasse Chocolate, conducting a tasting of his chocolate bars at the store. See […]...

{SF} A Soy and Chocolate Pairing with Michael Recchiuti

A week ago I got the opportunity to attend a most intriguing presentation and I'm eager to share the experience with you! The event was a Soy and Chocolate pairing, part of Michael Recchiuti's Taste Project where he combines his renowned chocolate with another unexpected ingredient, such as cheese, beer, or salt. As Michael explained to […]...

A Wedding Mini-Recap

 Hi All, It’s Labor Day weekend and I’m in Kansas City having a second wedding reception with Husband’s relatives and close friends. Apparently I’ve brought California weather with me – sunny, dry, and beautiful. (Ironic, since it’s been absolutely freezing cold in SF this summer). I’m working on a writeup of a visit to Michael […]...