Second trip and second serving of chocolate cultivated and made in Vietnam! After travelling to Vietnam, I tested the different chocolates in several recipes, including this (very smooth) chocolate cheesecake that I glazed with an olive oil and chocolate glaze. The base of the cake (or tart) is made of sweet dough and black olive … Read more

Going to Vietnam, chasing the origin of chocolate, was all nice and beautiful, but then I had to find what to do with it! I received a kilo of single origin Vietnam chocolate, vintage 2010, with 72% cocoa content and after having tasted it, I found that the flavors were very gentle and subtle, yet … Read more

What’s your percentage of cocoa?

February 5th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (7 Comments)

There is something about chocolate that keeps making me come back for more, but it isn’t the percentage of cocoa content. After decades of using chocolate in every other possible form, ranging from dropping chocolate in sub zero 70° proof alcohol to slow cook and caramelize white chocolate, I have seen it all. And when … Read more

Watching the occasional (good) movie at home and munching out of a rough paper bag on hand rolled truffles, freshly made with the best chocolate is definitely quality time that I enjoy very much! When I started baking 20 years ago, I remember folding the butter gently in the almost cooled ganache, to later roll … Read more

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