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1Fiso
Aug 30, 2006, 10:34am Top

Last night I went to a chocolate tasting at Christopher Norman in NYC. It was a tasting of the ganache fillings, and I did a massive amount of damage purchasing chocolates filled with sweet basil cream (my absolute favorite), vanilla custard, red wine and plum...The woman next to me was going to Paris in the fall to shop for chocolates there.

I was much too envious!

2bostonian71
Aug 30, 2006, 10:27pm Top

You and me both! I'd just be jealous of Paris all by itself, but chocolate too ... mmmmmm.

3Fiso
Aug 31, 2006, 1:39pm Top

Ditto! At least tonight I am going to open up the box with the chocolates I purchased...and maybe dream of Paris?

4WhimsyWinx
Sep 15, 2006, 7:32pm Top

Jealous! OMG! sniff...sniff...tear...the pain...

5Jenson_AKA_DL
Sep 18, 2006, 11:46am Top

I've never been to a chocolate tasting before. It sounds amazing. I'd love to go to Paris too. I did a lot of research on France last year. So much that when my son was taking a trip to Spain last spring and I kept telling everyone he was going to France.

6Fiso
Sep 25, 2006, 12:28pm Top

I went to a chocolate tasting at Christopher Norman in NYC, and the ganache in one of the chocolates was avocado. It was AMAZING! I did not guess what the filling was, but I definitely scooped a few!;)

Spain's not a bad gig, and your son could have gone to Paris for a day! Did he?!

7Jenson_AKA_DL
Sep 26, 2006, 3:52pm Top

No, he pretty much stayed in Spain except having to come into the airport in Germany. He went with an ef tour group through school. I thought it would be a great opportunity for him. I've never been overseas so it's nice he's already been able to accomplish something I never had a chance to do.

8Fiso
Sep 28, 2006, 11:39am Top

Did he bring back any chocolate for you?!

9Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 2, 2006, 8:44am Top

No, just a small statue of a bull...but that's okay, I'm just glad he had fun and came back safe.

I just took out Christine Feehan's new book Dark Celebration. It is unusual in that it has a number of recepies in the back, most of them involve chocolate in some way, shape or form. They totally made my mouth water. Even if you don't read romance novels it would be worth taking out for the recepies in the back!

10Fiso
Oct 2, 2006, 4:38pm Top

I have a thousand Christine Feehan books at home--I used to work with her publishing company. Why are there so many recipes in her book? It's still part of the vampire series, verdad?

Fiso

11Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 4, 2006, 9:14am Top

I read in the front that the Dark Celebration book was sort of a thank you to her fans which involves all the different characters from her Carpathian series (yes, the vampire ones).

She asked her fans to send in their yummiest recipes and included the ones she liked the most in her book. Each recipe says who submitted it and where they were from. I knew about it, but since I don't really bake or cook, I didn't have any original recipes that I could submit.

12Fiso
Oct 7, 2006, 3:54pm Top

Interesting. Would you recommend that I read her?

13Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 7, 2006, 7:21pm Top

Fiso-I checked out your catalog and I would have to say that yes, I think you may enjoy Christine Feehan's books. I would suggest starting with Dark Prince which is the first of her Carpathian series. They are paranormal/romance novels and are very sensual. Let me know what you think if you check out her books.

14Fiso
Oct 17, 2006, 12:13pm Top

I have a ton of her Dark books, because I used to work with her publisher. I have a friend who is addicted to her!!!

I am not sure when I will get a chance to sample her, but I will be sure to let you know!;)

15Fiso
Oct 17, 2006, 12:13pm Top

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16Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 18, 2006, 6:53pm Top

That's cool :-) I have a bunch she has written but I've liked her Carpathian books the best. I've never tried any of the Drake sisters novels yet.

17Fiso
Oct 27, 2006, 3:51pm Top

I did not even know about the Drake sisters! Which ones are those?

18Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 28, 2006, 9:35am Top

They are stories about a group of sisters who are all witches. Dangerous Tides was the most recent. I don't know the order of them but I know Oceans of Fire was another, The Twilight before Christmas (I'm not sure if these were short stories or not) and Magic in the wind are a few others. Since I haven't read any of them I don't know if they are good or not. My mom has read some of them and has enjoyed them.

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