are some sources of good chocolate?
chocolates are all over the world, literally. Below are some links of
some of the more popular chocolate companies from their respective countries.
This list is by all means not comprehensive as there are many, many
different chocolate companies. Do you have a favorite? or know of a
chocolate company from a different country? Let us know and we'll add
it to our list.
And about chocolate:
here is our list of Chocolate
Percentages and descriptions of some popular and unusual
chocolates to try.
All articles links
from the chocolate companies below are from their English versions unless
otherwise noted; for other languages available, go to the main page
and select a different country if available.
kitchen's video list on the basics of chocolate making and using
chocolates, including a video
on tempering chocolate.
of chocolates and chocolate terms.
on molding chocolate: simple list of tips for molding chocolates.
chart detailing the steps from cocoa beans to cocoa powder or
to plain chocolate.
What the cocoa
pod looks like, in illustration and photo.
virtual tour of the plant, with pictures of the actual machines,
and a diagram of the layout of the factory. To see it in person,
you can make
reservations for a live tour if you're coming the Berkely area.
about the different growing regions ('Anillo del Fuego' (ring
of fire), Sur del Lago, Quevedo (equator), Chucuri Valley, Ambanja
in the Sambirano Valley) and the cacao varietals.
steps on making
from Callebaut, all in Adoble .pdf formats.
chocolate is shown in five different ways, with photos of the
tempered your chocolate, here are several
decorations you can make, including chocolate fans, chocolate
curves and using and decorating molds.
how to dip chocolates, for both a thin and thick enrobing layer.
you have chocolate molds and want to know how to successfully
fill and mold them, here is info on the basic types: single molds,
double molds, chocolate shells and making chocolate filled truffles
and pralines with molds.
of Choclate — Time lines for the history of chocolate,
where chocolate is grown and how its harvested, from 2000BC - present
Cultivation, from the bean all the way to the chocolate we know.
Valrhona, here is a link to an "illustrated"
recipe, with tools, recipe, assembly and decoration.
with definitions of all sorts of chocolate related terminology,
with highlights of some important dates in chocolate history.
chart of the chocolate manufacturing process; click on the 'next'
for a picture to pop up.
UK, how to taste
chocolate successfully. The same info from the English version
of the Switzerland site, but with larger pictures
of the taster doing the tasting.
and fact sheets from the IOCCC (International Office of Cocoa,
Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery Industries).
del Chocolate Spanish fans of chocolate with recipes, forum,
on the three
different types of Venezuelan chocolates.
El Rey's Fair Trade
of many chocolate terms, including terms not found on other
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