October 16, 2005
The Great Masters of Chocolate
They say if you want to play a better game of tennis, play against someone better than yourself.
I believe the same goes for food. Eating out a a wonderful restaurant is inspiring, taking a class on a new cuisine gives me a new boost, watching how someone else teaches makes me a better teacher.
New techniques and tricks for whatever we do makes us better.
This week I conducted a trip for professionals to see the great masters of chocolate at work! Tuscany's chocolate makers on the whole are artisans, small production and very creative. I had taken the Ecole Chocolat class online, been a pastry chef in a past life and have made chocolate, so was prepared.
We tasted.. watched... and learned new tricks!
Paul De Bondt, Roberto Catanari, Vestri Family, Slitti family as well as Perugina's new school where we did a wine and chocolate pairing.
Our group was great too, sharing information and their personal experiences in the Chocolate world.
To me Food should be a giving thing, often it is not.
It was a true pleasure to see how passionate these masters of chocolate were about their art..and how giving!
True Masters fear noone!
A full fabulous week.. bring on the potatoes with salt!