Whole Lotta Linkin’ Going On


Think it’s easy to self-publish online?

Two new options from Heidi and Elise that do make it easy to create compilation cookbooks.

Paris’ chic-est pipi palace.

Chocolat v.1.0 (beta)

Were these all the cutest moments of 2007—or what?
(I watched it twice in a row on the plane! Too cute…)

Meet Alice Medrich, and make a recipe.

I chewed on that?

American-made absinthe…at last.

Ganache 101

Paris chocolate round-up. (Thanks Janet!)

Chocolatier Jean-Charles Rochoux is now online, and you can order chocolates from Patrick Roger via the web.

And a shout-out to some wonderful, small-scale American chocolatiers and candymakers:

  • Etiquette of Chocolate: European-style chocolates, made in Florida (photo above)
  • Little Flower Candy Co.: Incredible sea salt caramels.
  • Cadeaux Chocolates: Fruity chocolates in Seattle.


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    • December 15, 2007 3:36pm

      what is that beautiful green chocolate? mmm

    • Entilzha
      December 15, 2007 7:15pm

      Will you be making absinthe ice cream now? (You should!)

    • Linda H.
      December 15, 2007 10:17pm

      Yes, what IS it?

    • Judith inUmbria
      December 16, 2007 3:14am


    • December 16, 2007 6:47am

      I’ve tasted those wonderful absinthe ganache chocolates at the Via Chocolate gallery, may it be you found a recipe for that too? If so I’m gonna call you santa!

    • December 16, 2007 8:06am

      Lucie B: You can simply add some absinthe to your favorite ganache, or use the recipe in The Great Book of Chocolate for dipped ganache-filled truffles.

      (Or follow the instructions on Michael Ruhlman’s site, via the link.)

      Vert d’Absinthe in Paris carries absinthe too.

      Linda & Jess: It’s matcha green tea—so green, isn’t it?

    • December 16, 2007 12:56pm

      Tcho chocolate — what is their chocolate like?

    • Tags
      December 16, 2007 9:38pm

      You snagged me – first with this picture, then with your Flickr account.

      Time to return the favor: Lilamand, in Provence

    • December 17, 2007 6:08am

      Casey: Haven’t tasted Tcho chocolate. I think you have to go there and get it?

      Tags: Thanks…although I stumbled upon that place about 15 years ago when in St. Remy. I saw steam coming out of a door, and followed the sweet smell!

      They gave a nice tour of it all, but merci for the link; their site is really gorgeous (like the fruit).

    • December 17, 2007 9:29am

      Yes, upon more closely examining the Tcho chocolate website, I signed up for the national February “beta release” so I can review for my chocolate blog.
      Until then, only those in San Francisco may sample!
      Their website doesn’t currently link to any press, here’s a NY Times piece for those who are wondering.