Hi! My name is Stephanie Zonis, and welcome to the October 2000
edition of "For Chocolate Lovers Only." Each month, youll
find recipes, tips and recommendations on chocolate specialties.
Chocolate Recommendation of the Month: If
you have ever been to Italy, I believe you come away with a
little of the countrys flavor in your soul. For those
of you who know what Im talking about, and for those of
you who have yet to experience this wonderful land, I present
this months Chocolate Find, Wineandchocolate.com.
This site is devoted to chocolates, cakes and wines, but not
just any old varieties of the three. The chocolates, for example,
are very Italian in character, from the gianduiotti (small morsels
of chocolate blended with hazelnut paste) to the chocolate-covered
coffee beans to the Genoese pressata. The latter is a chocolate
bar with raisins, figs, prunes, pineapple, candied orange peel,
walnuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, and I dont know what all
else, and its delicious!
also sells pandolce and sacripane, the latter being a cake with
a chocolate "shell". The wines are specially chosen
for their outstanding dessert qualities, so its easy to
match them to the cakes or the chocolates (or both!). In an
age when shopping and products seem to have become so homogenized,
its nice to know that the Web can bring you something
a little different. Do check these folks out; their name is
their address, so youll find them at www.wineandchocolate.com.
Chocolate Event: New York City, are you ready? The Third
Annual Chocolate Show takes over the Metropolitan Pavilion,
123 West 18th Street (between 6th and
7th Avenues) from Friday, November 17 through Sunday,
November 19! Demonstrations, tastings, a bookstore and author
signings, and activities for kids and adults alike are just
some of what youll find there. Over FIFTY brands of chocolate
will be represented. Youll be able to purchase and order
holiday gifts; there will even be reproductions of historic
New York City landmarks done in chocolate! Admission prices:
$12 per adult, $10 for students with IDs, and $8 for children
under 12 and senior citizens. To receive a brochure, call (212)
865-6100, or check out their Web site at www.chocolateshow.com.
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