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Sulpice on the Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda

Kathie Lee and Hoda talks Sulpice Chocolat It just occurred to me that our friends who follow the Sulpice Chocolat blog a bit more regularly may be interested in hearing about our recent mention on the Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda!  We were discovered in October at the Chicago Fine Chocolate Show and mentioned us on the show. I thought it would be a ton of fun to share the clip and article. The segment was starting to run a little long and they had to speed up towards the end, but its exciting nonetheless. Here it is!

http://bites.today.com/_news/2012/11/27/15484088-cuckoo-for-cocoa-tasting-the-best-new-chocolates?lite

 

Feel free to view it and let us know what you think. Thanks!

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A Chocolate Map: Where Chocolate Comes From

2,650,342 tons of cocoa were shipped around the world in 2009/10, according to the latest data from the International Cocoa Organisation.  So when I came across the Guardian's beautiful map of the world's favorite sweet treat, chocolate, and where it comes from I wanted to be sure to share it.

 

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Our Love Affair with Chocolate - Halli Casser-Jayne Show

buy vegan chocolate onlineMany of you may have had a chance to hear me interviewed by Ms. Halli Casser-Jayne on Blog talk radio, but for those of you that missed it, you can listen to it below.  I was among a panel of five guests including: University of Washington professor and author Dr. Kristy Leissle; dietitian and wellness coach Mary Barbour; author of The Chocolate Thief and Parisian chocolate aficionado Laura Florand; psychotherapist and self-help author Esther Kane; and Dr. Keristy Leissle aka Dr. Chocolate, world-renowned chocolate expert with a PhD in chocolate.  Some of the hot topics we discussed were history of chocolate, romance and chocolate, sex and chocolate, books and chocolate, artisan chocolate, and health and well-being and chocolate.  This was a great show and I highly recommend all lovers of chocolate to sit back with a mug of hot chocolate and have a listen to a wonderful show all about chocolate! 

 

Listen to internet radio with The Halli Casser Jayne Show on Blog Talk Radio
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Valentine's Day Cupcakes

I found the most amazing Valentine’s Day cupcake decorating idea from Buttercream Blondie that I needed to share… Love Monsters!  How cute is that.  Best of all, these adorable little Valentine’s Day monsters are a great and nearly free way to celebrate the holiday in a fun and festive way.

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Gingerbread Men Recipe

 There is nothing quite like the spicy sweet scent of gingerbread cookies in the air to instanly make me think of the holidays. Maybe it has to do with my memories of growing up and helping my mom make batches of cookies. I remember standing on the chair next to her, barely able to see over the top of the mixing bowl, anxiously awaiting my chance to stir the deliciousness that was waiting in that big yellow bowl. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my go to candle scent of the season is gingerbread. Either way, when this time of year comes around I always find myself craving gingerbread cookies, gingerbread men to be specific. Which is why I wanted to share a delicious recipe from the Food Network's very own, Aida Mollenkamp.

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