I’ve been asked how Red, White & Chocolate is able to stay on the road for two months? As Blanche DuBois said, “I depend on the kindness of strangers.” And friends and family. And sponsors! Let me introduce you to one of my sponsors: Glerup Revere Packaging. Continue reading “And Now a Word From Our Sponsor – Glerup Revere Packaging”
Some people approach places like Montana and the Dakotas hoping for an encounter with a grizzly bear, a 20-point buck, heck, even a long-haired mountain goat. I am scouting chocolate makers and chocolatiers. And snag them I did! I’d like to introduce you to a few who exhibit the western follow-your-own-path attitude: Burnt Fork Bend Chocolate Company, La Châtelaine Chocolat Co. and Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates. Continue reading “Chocolate Encounters in the Great North West”
It seemed that everyone from everywhere was in Seattle for the Chocolate Makers Unconference and/or the NW Chocolate Festival. I took advantage of the opportunity to chat with two of the pioneers of the American Craft Chocolate Movement, Steve DeVries and John Nanci. I also made sure to visit some of the local Seattle chocolate makers and chocolatiers. Continue reading “Chocolate Epicenter – Seattle, WA (Part 2)”
When I’m on the west coast, I hesitate to use the word “epicenter” because I lived in LA for 30 years and have felt the ground shift. But I think it’s safe to say the ground did shift in Seattle but in a good way . Continue reading “Chocolate Epicenter — Seattle, WA (Part 1)”
Red, White & Chocolate is official. We made the news last night, so we must be real.
Actually, I’ve been on the road since September 23rd traveling from my home in Las Vegas, Nevada to the LA Chocolate Salon and then on to Seattle for the Chocolate Makers Unconference and the NW Chocolate Festival. Along the way I’ve chatted with chocolate makers, chocolatiers, pioneers in the craft chocolate movement and creative innovators who are transforming the US chocolate experience. Continue reading “Cue the fireworks, the confetti, the brass band.”
Don’t hurry it. Take whatever time you need to get the context. That’s what is most important.
Chief Chocolate Maker
Hors D’Oeuvre for the Road – Snapshot of the LA Chocolate Salon
One of Red, White & Chocolate’s first stops was the Los Angeles Chocolate Salon on September 26th in Pasadena, California. I hoped it would be a sweet morsel to set my palette and get me ready for the road. My expectations were high. It’s got to be a glitzy, over-the-top consumer event, right? This is LA after all. Continue reading “Hors D’Oeuvre for the Road – Snapshot of the LA Chocolate Salon”