March is the perfect time to take a trip around the world from your living room. In the Northern Hemisphere, early March offers perfect shipping weather and a shortage of Hallmark vacations and cheap chocolate.
Megan Giller and I have put together a series of interviews (and tastings!) Of dark chocolate and we invite you to tune in.
The short version:
In March 2021, on my Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram pages, I’ll be posting live interviews and tastings with some of the greatest chocolatiers of our time. And you can pre-order the bars and sample them if you want. If you have chocolate in hand, feel free to join us with comments or live commentary as you go.
Dark chocolate, handmade, by artisans who start with the bean and take it to the finished product – it’s special. There are tones, notes and flavors that you can learn to taste. It’s fun to share. It’s affordable luxury – you can buy the equivalent of a $ 500 bottle of wine in chocolate form for around $ 11. You can even become a snob and talk about trinitario and porcelain …
And the people who grow the beans, the farmers, are among the poorest in the world, often at the mercy of a heartless industrial food chain. The bars we will taste all come from producers who pay their farmers much more than the compensation price. If we can get the word out about this business, they will all do better.
Thanks to Megan for helping me achieve this, and thank you to everyone who makes it a little more delicious, bringing care and dignity to the world at the same time.