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

Marou – Faiseurs de Chocolat

September 25th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)

MAROU! A brand new and fresh look to quality chocolate is the least to say! With all the big brands monopolizing the market of upscale chocolate, Marou brings us a fresh and nice look to the food of Gods. Everything about Marou is from Vietnam and as surprising as it sounds, the team at Marou … Read more

Following my earlier post on Easter afternoon tea goodies, here is the promised update with our chocolate selection. Simple and clean, we use different kinds of chocolate for different eggs, dark is 70% cocoa, milk 38% cocoa with yogurt flavor (yes, yogurt works a treat to kill the sweetness) and except for decoration, no white … Read more

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