March is the right time to go on a world tour out of your lounge. Within the Northern Hemisphere, early March affords good climate for transport, and a blissful scarcity of Hallmark holidays and low cost chocolate.
Megan Giller and I’ve put collectively a sequence of interviews (and tastings!) of darkish chocolate and we’re inviting you to tune in.
The quick model:
In March 2021, on my Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram pages, I’ll be posting dwell interviews and tastings with a few of the biggest chocolate makers of our time. And you may pre-order the bars and style alongside if you happen to like. Should you’ve received chocolate in hand, be happy to affix in with feedback or dwell suggestions as we go.
Darkish chocolate, made by hand, by artisans who begin with the bean and take all of it the way in which to the completed product–it’s particular. There are tones and notes and flavors you can be taught to style. It’s enjoyable to share. It’s an inexpensive luxurious–you should buy the equal of a $500 bottle of wine in chocolate type for $11 or so. You’ll be able to even get snobby and discuss trinitario and porcelana beans…
And the individuals who develop the beans, the farmers, are a few of the poorest folks on the planet, typically on the mercy of a heartless industrial meals chain. The bars we’ll be tasting are all from producers who pay their farmers considerably greater than the clearing worth. If we will unfold the phrase about this craft, they’ll all do higher.
Due to Megan for serving to me make this occur, and due to everybody who makes issues a little bit extra scrumptious, bringing care and dignity to the world on the similar time.