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APRIL 2001
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Hi! My name is Stephanie Zonis, and welcome to the April, 2001 edition of For Chocolate Lovers Only! Every month, you'll find recipes, tips, and recommendations on chocolate specialties.

Chocolate Recommendation of the Month: Think of a solid chocolate heart, wrapped in lavender foil, tied with a ribbon of a slightly darker hue. What would you call such an item? If you're Lisa Lerner Chocolates, you'd call it a Purple Heart, a perfect gift for Mother's Day (ask any mother about being wounded in the performance of her duties!). Whimsical presentations are fun, but is this chocolate worth it, you ask? Absolutely. If you want to prove that to yourself, you need look no further than their Villettes, crisp wafers (called "tuiles") enrobed in milk or dark chocolate. The wafers are crisp and not too sweet, and, in combination with the chocolate, provide the perfect accompaniment for coffee, tea, or milk (or, if you're like me, you'll eat them by themselves).

And did I mention the truffles? Lisa Lerner Chocolates makes a lovely variety of truffles in 3 sizes--large, medium, and baby. The truffle interiors are smooth and creamy, with good and true flavors; the outer shells provide the perfect amount of textural contrast, then simply melt in your mouth. Both Villettes and truffles are available in bulk and gift packaging, and as you might expect the former will save you some money. Truffles are only shipped next-day air, so you'll know they're fresh when they arrive. Very often, when chocolates are made with care and high standards, they require more time to produce. That applies here, so please order in advance! There is no website, but call Lisa Lerner Chocolates at (510) 843-5445, fax them at (510) 843-0221, or write them at 2984 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 for a price list. Who knows--some of these confections might even get your mom to stop mentioning the time you dissected that heirloom grandfather clock…

Do you have a comment, question or suggestion? I'd like your input into this column. You can reach me at: sdziadwm@nac.net; please specify that you're writing regarding "For Chocolate Lovers Only." Thank you!

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