FOOD UNIVERSITY: The Mother Of All Cacao

Kakawa Cocoa Beans from Cocoa Puro. Photo by Kent Lacin | Cocoa Puro. With Mother’s Day little more than a week away, our friend Tom Pederson of Cocoa Puro, creator of the wonderful Kakawa Cocoa Beans, reminds us that “the mother of all cacao” came from the area of what is today the largest city…
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MOTHER’S DAY: Another Gift Idea

If you didn’t find what you were looking for in our five pages of Mother’s Day gifts, we’d like to highlight one that every woman should have: A frilly, retro Flirty Apron. It: Fits everyone Comes in colors and patterns to suit every woman (and every kitchen) Is so cute that it makes a fashion…
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EASTER: Eat Your [Chocolate] Vegetables!

People will beg for these veggies! Photo courtesy WoodhouseChocolate.com. What does a chocolate Easter bunny eat? Chocolate carrots, of course! Carrots—in dark, milk and white chocolate—and chocolate asparagus are the adorable chocolate vegetables made by Woodhouse Chocolate, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week. No children—or adults—will refuse to eat these vegetables. (And here’s a…
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EASTER: Chocolate Bunnies

Please hop our way this Easter. Photo courtesy Vosges Haut Chocolate. At Vosges Haut Chocolat, the Easter bunnies are of a more flavorful species. Four exotic, solid chocolate bunnies are ready to hop your way: Amalfi Bunny (white chocolate, lemon zest and pink peppercorns) Barcelona Bunny (hickory-smoked almonds and grey sea salt) Orchid Vanilla Bunny…
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EASTER: Colorful Candies

Fill your candy bowl with a colorful mix of chocolate-covered nuts, dried fruits and sunflower seeds. The Cocoa Room sells mixtures of egg-shaped chocolate-covered almonds, dried cherries, sunflower seeds and other favorites. In addition to making your candy bowl look seasonal, it’s a great gift for people who don’t like big bites of chocolate (yes,…
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