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1annabethblue
Aug 1, 2006, 10:13am Top

How can I not join this group???!!! mmmm, dark, smooth chocolate....mmmmm

2WhimsyWinx
Aug 1, 2006, 10:14am Top

Especially DARK..hopefully in a truffle!

3Ottox
Aug 1, 2006, 10:20am Top

*drools*

4WhimsyWinx
Aug 1, 2006, 12:19pm Top

Seriously folks! Check out the Koo-Ki Sushi link above! Yum.

5lilithcat
Aug 1, 2006, 12:46pm Top

Whoa! Koo-Ki Sushi looks fabulous! Though at those prices, only for a very special treat.

Why aren't there any chocolate cookbooks on our "most commonly shared" list? Inquiring minds want to know!

6WhimsyWinx
Aug 1, 2006, 12:49pm Top

I've been wondering too! I have a few by Marcel DeSaulniers. I figured we'd have the most delicious zeitgiest! I am working on adding our combined chocolate works to the profile, since the system can't sort by relevent.

7ExVivre
Aug 1, 2006, 1:06pm Top

*hides credit card to avoid Koo-Ki Sushi purchase*

I have plenty of dessert-oriented cookbooks, but none specifically devoted to chocolate. I guess I don't use it much because I hate my stove. LOL

Does anyone have a cookbook that uses chocolate in non-dessert recipes? I'm thinking of the fancy dinner in Chocolat or certain mole sauces... Mmmm!

8WhimsyWinx
Aug 1, 2006, 1:34pm Top

Check the chocolate tagged books at the top! As for the stove--try making truffles here in the tropical weather! I had to prepare them inside the freezer with the door open-WITH the AC on HIGH! Best left to the 2 days in Feb when it's really cold and the AC on.

9WhimsyWinx
Aug 1, 2006, 1:41pm Top

I googled "Chocolate Entrees" and found these
CD Kitchen

10nicolettablu
Aug 1, 2006, 2:10pm Top

Thanks for inviting me! This is definitely the right group for me! I love chocolate. And living in Germany... I got plenty of great chocolate all around me. Belgian, Swiss - YUM!!! :)

I have to admit though that I don't really like chocolate in savoury dishes. For me it's got to be sweet all the way.

11mellonhead
Aug 1, 2006, 2:32pm Top

Oh, I've found a home! I don't have enough chocolate books! I do read www.davidlebovitz.com though. Check out his blog. He's a dessert chef and he has a chocolate cookbook out. I don't have it, yet. But I love living vicariously through him and his expat life in Paris. Going to check out Koo-Ki Sushi now.

12overthemoon
Aug 2, 2006, 4:37am Top

not sure I have any chocolate books - I'd rather eat it than read about it!
I do use dark chocolate in savoury dishes - one square into a hare sauce, for example, and something truly scrumptious is prawns and mango with a dribble of chilli-chocolate sauce.
One of our local chocolatiers sells bottles of chocolate vinegar - I use it sparingly on baked salmon or even fresh strawberries.

13creativitylives
Aug 6, 2006, 2:20am Top

Oh My Ganache! What a good idea for a group. May I ask ... does anyone have a good recipe for blueberry truffles, by any chance? I have some dried blueberries in the cupboard; I was looking at them the other day and thinking ... well, the obvious ... 'I wonder if I could make truffles with these?'. Any ideas?

14overthemoon
Aug 6, 2006, 5:03am Top

dried blueberries... I don't have a recipe but I would soak them in something alcoholic then use a standard truffle recipe and incorporate them.

15WhimsyWinx
Aug 7, 2006, 9:01am Top

I don't have any truffle recipes for blueberries, but I imagine that they'd be really yummy done in a white chocolate truffle. I'd soak them in a liquer then incorporate that into white chocolate for a thick ganache center Here's some links I found: Blueberry Truffle Recipe from Creative Chocolate, Not Recipes but descriptions of truffles, which could assist you

16Fiso
Aug 8, 2006, 2:19pm Top

Last night I had an opera torte with pistachio butter creme and covered in chocolate. I am still flushed from the experience.

Do we have any good fiction books about chocolate?

17lilithcat
Aug 8, 2006, 2:29pm Top

Chocolat, by Joanne Harris, of course!

18creativitylives
Aug 10, 2006, 12:06am Top

Thank you overthemoon and opinicus for the ideas! I did try soaking them in Godiva liqueur but found them too much like raisins for my taste, so I tossed the blueberries and had the liqueur over ice cream ... not bad.

re:chocolate fiction ... Like water for Chocolate comes to mind because of the title and a mole receipe in one of the chapters. Although the story itself is less about chocolate and more about the lives of sisters in a mexican home from the perspective of the kitchen, with that thread of mystical/spirituality that runs through a lot of South American fiction. Worth reading.

19WhimsyWinx
Edited: Aug 12, 2006, 9:56am Top

Another great use of dried fruits is to make a 'bark' with them. I make a lot of these at christmas with my leftover over dried fruit from my 12th night cakes/british christmas cake. White chocolate seems to be preferred with the kids.

Fiction tagged: Chocolate Fiction

20Fiso
Aug 11, 2006, 4:54pm Top

Lilithcat & CreativityLives,

Thx for those--I have already explored them and loved them. You make me wistful to reread, which I have not done for a long time!

21WhimsyWinx
Sep 18, 2006, 5:51am Top

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22lilithcat
Sep 18, 2006, 10:09am Top

Please stop, Opinicus. I'm sure you mean well, but it's incredibly annoying to see "unread" messages on all my groups and find the same message from you on every one of them. Thanks.

23Jenson_AKA_DL
Sep 18, 2006, 11:40am Top

My three biggest weaknesses are books, dark chocolate and coffee...so this group is perfect! Although I don't read books about chocolate, I really love to eat it :-) I have to share my favorite chocolate with you. They are called Endangered Species Chocolate and have their own website at www.chocolatebar.com I love their black panther extremely dark chocolate bars. They have them at the health food store down the street from me.

24creativitylives
Oct 28, 2006, 5:59pm Top

For anyone near Minneapolis, the Twin Cities Chocolate Extravaganza will be at International Market Square on Nov. 11 & 12. www.mspchocolateshow.com
Great Architecture and chocolate all in one place!

25Fiso
Oct 31, 2006, 3:03pm Top

For New Yorkers, try:

http://chocolateshow.com/

26digifish_books
Dec 31, 2008, 6:27am Top

Wow! No-one in this group has eaten chocolate since Oct 2006...?! ;)

27annabethblue
Feb 16, 2009, 6:42pm Top

No no...we've just been so busy eating the chocolate, that we've had no time to type about it. ;)

28izang
Oct 5, 2011, 2:55am Top

Who doesn't love chocolates?! I strongly recommend www.chocolatenation.com because they have the tastiest chocolate items on their menu.

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