My name is Stephanie Zonis, and welcome to the September,
2000 edition of "For Chocolate Lovers Only". Each
month, youll find recipes, tips, and recommendations
on chocolate specialties. This is a transitional month, between
summer and fall, so youll see some recipes indicative
of both seasons.
Recommendation of the Month: Sustainable farming practices.
Organically-grown produce. Eating seasonally and locally.
All of these are admirable goals, and all are practiced by
the people of Tait Farm Foods, this months chocolate
recommendation. In addition to pick-your-own apples, asparagus,
raspberries, and Christmas trees, this company offers a lovely
selection of olive oils, preserves, gift collections, pancake
mixes, chutneys, fruit vinegars, and more. And did I mention
the chocolate scone mix? Yes, a chocolate scone mix that yields
a dozen beautiful scones that genuinely taste like chocolate.
Theyre given a bit of help by the organic chocolate
chips in the mix, which provide you with a good "hit"
of flavor. Incidentally, the mix uses organic unbleached flour
and organic sugar, too.
Farm Foods expects to expand their chocolate line at some
point; for now, the scone mix is all they offer in that vein.
However, a number of the other products sound like theyre
delicious. You can also visit the farm; check out the website
for more details and to find out about their great Community
Harvest program. Tait Farm Foods can be reached by
phone at (800) 787-2716 or (814) 466-2386; their fax number
is (814) 466-6561. Check out their website at: www.taitfarmfoods.com.
Chocolate Event: The Third Annual Chocolate Show
will make a triumphant return to New York City November 16
through 19 (the weekend before Thanksgiving). Once again,
the Show will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West
18th Street. Youll be able to see high-fashion
dresses made from chocolate, in addition to experiencing author
signings, demonstrations by top pastry chefs and chocolatiers,
chocolate tastings, and more. Holiday gifts will be available,
and theres even a section for childrens activities.
Admission prices will be: $12 per adult, $10 per student with
ID, and $8 for children and senior citizens. Watch for more
information in the October and November editions of this column!
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