all about chocolate – recipes and chocabaret

all about chocolate – recipes and chocabaret

Since my last post on Passion Fruit Truffle Cake, I’ve been under the spell of chocolate–dark, bittersweet, even milk chocolate. I keep thinking of different chocolate recipes but can barely get myself into the kitchen to actually prepare them. Lets just say I’m still in a chocolate coma from the truffle cake.

I decided to take a one-week  break from the blog and rejuvenate myself over Memorial Day weekend. Boy, did I end up with something new. Apparently, I was under the weather and last Friday, the flu showed it’s ugly face–I was catatonic on the sofa for the entire day barely eating. I knew I was out of the funk when I had a craving for a tall stacked Club Sandwich on Friday night. Thank goodness the 24 hour flu happened in the beginning of the weekend.

During recovery, chocolate was still on my mind, but in a different format.  There’s a wonderful chocolate event in the works: Chocabaret, a tasting of NY artisan chocolates set to music.

Jackie Gordon, the Singing Chef, has been in the chocolate business for over 10 years, will share/sing the story behind each artisan offering. She’s also the talent behind the cabaret show, The Fried Chicken Theory According to Jackie Gordon staged in Melbourne, Australia.


DATE: October 20, 2013
TIME: 1pm and 4 pm
LOCATION: Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC, 10010


You can pledge to support Chocabaret on Kickstarter. If you don’t live in NYC, there are alternative ways to participate. Check out the site.

Just in case you need some encouragement, these chocolate recipes should get you in the mood.

Chocolate Cake w Almond Filling

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