TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Valentine’s Gifts That Aren’t Chocolate

Last week our Top Pick was artisan chocolates from four gifted chocolatiers. But not everyone wants a box of chocolate for Valentine’s Day. In this week’s Top Pick, we feature: Gourmet caramels Bewitching brownies and cookies A fresh fruit “bouquet” (a very healthy gift) Savory gifts, including heart-shaped cheese, ravioli and rib steak Rose-colored spiritsIf…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Red Heart Doilies

Have a heart: Use red doilies on Valentine’s Day. Photo courtesy MozzarellaCompany.com. Plan ahead for Valentine’s Day and pick up some small red heart-shaped doilies. Use them to present cocktails, crottins of chèvre, individual desserts (panna cotta, cupcakes) and other dishes on your Valentine’s Day table (start with morning toast!). Use them for just one…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Roses & Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles covered with rose petals. Photo courtesy VosgesChocolate.com. Edith Piaf sang “La Vie en Rose,” which in French means means “life in pink” (literally), or life through rose-colored glasses. Now, you can take a literal bite of it, with the new Le Chocolat en Rose truffle collection from Vosges Haut Chocolat. The pink Champagne…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Gourmet Valentine Chocolate

Dazzle your Valentine with edible works of art from Julie Hinton Chocolatier. Photo by Evan Dempsey | THE NIBBLE. Valentine’s Day is creeping up. That means search for the right chocolate gift. To NIBBLE readers, it may mean tracking down what’s new and exciting in American artisan chocolate. Even in this cloudy economy, it seems…
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