Chocolate, in France they say, "Chocolat",
drop the e, and say, "SHOW CO LA"
which I like to think as a short cut in hip hop talk for,
"Show the Chocolate!"
I wish I could say I wrote this article, and took these photos, but since I did not I must lead you to HIP PARIS BLOG for a fanastic report on Chocolates in Paris. Please click on this link to lick the screen while scribbling the addresses down. Your tastebuds, nor eyes will regret it... but your thighs that is another thing.
Then continue reading below... my humble scribblings on the lush world of chocolate.
photo source La Maison du Chocolat
La Maison du Chocolat, The House of Chocolate, is my favorite. The chocolate is sublime, not one taste or texture out powering the other. Delicate with perfect pitch, yes musical, it literally sings with ones tastebuds.
And their box tied with a brown ribbon. Utterly opposite of Laduree pretty in pastel, but my favorite nevertheless. I can recall in great detail the first time I went into Maison du Chocolat and bit into Cannelle: An infused cinnamon ganache. I literally could not move, my only thought was, "Wow, have I been missing out! Now this is chocolate." I bought a small box to take home to French Husband. But when I arrived home my sweet giving thoughts turned into, racing back to the grocery store, buying a couple of tablettes (chocolate bars), wrapping them with a bow and hiding my newly discovered treasure. It was all I could do not to act on those thoughts.
Do you have a favorite chocolate recipe to share?
Chocolate and Zucchini sure has more than a few to share, check out Clotilde Dusoulier, a young delightful Parisian foodie, whos word for word food blog is a savory and sweet delicious mouthful. Clotilde, also has several wonderful cookbooks. Her first was entitled: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen.
That is the trick. Walk the talk. Enjoy the walk, talk with your mouthful, and lose the calories while you inhale the chocolates throughout Paris. Brilliant, sin without punishment!
The random winners of a bar of Chocolate are:
Please send me your address to my email and I will send off your gift.
But if you are not an expert in chocolate making with a name that speaks like a key and opens doors, Valrhona might not be the place for you.
If you are like me, a place like this might be more um user friendly... then check this one
Cook'n with Class, not just chocolate but everything in between and on the sides.
Tomorrow's giveaway... an antique crystal with a religious or romantic image on it. No two are alike, but they follow the look of the crystal above.
If you would like to win, add a comment and tell me:
If you could meet one person past or present, who would that person be and why?