Tag: chocolate

Could Specialty Cocoa Be Haiti’s Golden Ticket To Prosperity?

Could Specialty Cocoa Be Haiti’s Golden Ticket To Prosperity?

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cacao “supertrees” in the north produce more pods with more seeds than ordinary cacao trees. A USAID project hopes to capitalize on that so Haiti can gain a foothold in the high-end chocolate market.

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Resveratrol May Not Be The Elixir In Red Wine And Chocolate

Resveratrol May Not Be The Elixir In Red Wine And Chocolate

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Red wine and chocolate may be good for you, but it’s likely not from the resveratrol. A study finds that the antioxidant had no influence on longevity, cancer, heart disease or inflammation levels.

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Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate ‘Healthy’

Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate ‘Healthy’

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dark chocolate may help the heart and waistline. Now scientists have figured out one reason why: Bacteria in the gut turn cocoa into compounds that lower inflammation and make us feel full.

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Making Chocolate Truffles with Charles Chocolates: Recipe and Google+ Hangout Video

Making Chocolate Truffles with Charles Chocolates: Recipe and Google+ Hangout Video

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chuck Siegel, owner and chief chocolatier of Charles Chocolates, shows Bay Area Bites readers how to make their own easy and outrageously delicious chocolate truffles. Stephanie Rosenbaum tries out his technique at home.

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Google+ Hangout Alert! Make Chocolate Truffles with Chuck Siegel of Charles Chocolates

Google+ Hangout Alert! Make Chocolate Truffles with Chuck Siegel of Charles Chocolates

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

On Thursday September 26 at noon, Bay Area Bites will be hosting a Google+ Hangout with Chuck Siegel to demonstrate how to make Paves – Classic Chocolate Truffle. Find out how to participate!

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Can Chocolate Boost Brain Health? Don’t Binge Just Yet

Can Chocolate Boost Brain Health? Don’t Binge Just Yet

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

A study that seems to suggest a daily cocoa habit helps aid the brain doesn’t actually tell us much. But don’t fret, chocoholics. Other research offers more promising evidence of the health benefits of chocolate.

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Can The Smell Of Oranges Help Dieters Resist Sweet Treats?

Can The Smell Of Oranges Help Dieters Resist Sweet Treats?

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

A British researcher was curious to know whether smell could help fend off temptation. Her study found that the scent of fresh oranges seemed to help remind dieters to eat less chocolate.

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Reduced Guilt? Chocolate Gets A Healthy, Fruity Makeover

Reduced Guilt? Chocolate Gets A Healthy, Fruity Makeover

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Scientists have developed a type of chocolate infused with micro-bubbles of fruit juice that they say can replace up to half of the fat found in normal chocolate. This hybrid treat, they say, provides a tasty, more healthful alternative to regular chocolate.

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Chocolatiers Lindt Loses Final Appeal To Trademark Golden Easter Bunnies

Chocolatiers Lindt Loses Final Appeal To Trademark Golden Easter Bunnies

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

For 12 years Lindt had fought this in courts; most small chocolatiers gave in, but Confiserie Riegelein challenged Lindt and won the right to keep making its own chocolate bunnies.

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Diet And Acne: For A Clearer Complexion, Cut The Empty Carbs

Diet And Acne: For A Clearer Complexion, Cut The Empty Carbs

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eating foods that cause your blood sugar to rise – like bagels, candy bars and juice – may be tied to acne flare-ups. How? Those blood sugar spikes can also increase hormones that stimulate oil production, researchers say.

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Gooey Valentine’s Day Baked S’mores

Gooey Valentine’s Day Baked S’mores

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Valentine’s Day is next week and while a box of chocolates and flowers might earn you some points, you’ll definitely score by making something homemade. And you don’t even have to create something overly complicated. It’s the thought that counts… So, here is a heartfelt and handmade recipe for Gooey Baked S’mores.

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Chocolate: Out Of The Box, Into The Frying Pan

Chocolate: Out Of The Box, Into The Frying Pan

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is nothing sadder than giving or receiving a box of boring chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Instead, combine two things that will impress your significant other more than anything else: chocolate and a home-cooked meal — like beef short ribs braised in chocolate and wine.

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Bean to Bar to Glass: Dandelion Chocolate Opens a Café in the Mission

Bean to Bar to Glass: Dandelion Chocolate Opens a Café in the Mission

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd visits Dandelion Chocolate’s new cafe, where a team of passionate chocolate makers use beans that are sourced directly from quality small farms to make chocolate bars, smoothies, tea and iced chocolate drinks.

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Q&A with Michael Recchiuti about Chocolate Lab and the Holidays

Q&A with Michael Recchiuti about Chocolate Lab and the Holidays

| December 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

Mary Ladd profiles Michael Recchiuti, who shares what it’s like to work in his new Chocolate Lab dessert cafe in the Dogpatch neighborhood. Recchiuti talks about his favorite menu items and holiday foods and gift sweets.

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