October’s issue of Good Things magazine is devoted to all things Cocoa & Spice – a very good thing indeed for someone as committed to both subjects as I happen to be. With the Chocolate Show coming up, I shared a selection of my favourite makers and chocolatiers – and I’d like to share a small snippet with you here.
Elsewhere in the same issue, you’ll find the cocoa content upped still further with a profile of legendary Rococo founder, Chantal Coady OBE; Hotel Chocolat chocolate dinner party recipes, and an edible edit of some quirky, quality treats that should be right up your street if you love fine, fun chocolate. Tempted? Check it out here.
The Chocolate Show
Chocolate heaven comes to earth as Chocolate Week comes to a close. Held at West London’s Olympia, The Chocolate Show’s not-insubstantial attractions include bean-to-bar chocolate-making, exclusive access to brands from around the world, live chef demonstrations, and a chocolate fashion show. The event will also host the finals of the Great British Spiced Chocolate Challenge, and new and great makers like Damson Chocolate and Dormouse Chocolates.
The Chocolate Show runs from 16th-18th October (VIP Gala Evening on 15th October) at the National Hall, Olympia, London. For more information and tickets, click here.
The Power Players
Husband-and-wife team Sun and Stephen are all about quiet elegance – in both business practice and in chocolate-making. Sun’s masterpieces are beautiful to behold and taste.
Passionfruit ganache chocolate
The quirky creation
Diplomatico Venezuelan Rum truffle
The tasty tidbit
Stephen once worked 125 hours straight to complete an order
PAUL A. YOUNG
- To read more about Fifth Dimension Chocolates, click here
- To read more about Hotel Chocolat, click here
- To read more about The Chocolatier, click here
- To read more about Paul a. Young, click here
- To read a review of ‘Rococo: Mastering The Art of Chocolate’, click here
- Visit Good Things magazine online for more from these and other chocolate talents here
- Purchase the October print edition of Good Things magazine here
Image credits: Paul a Young portrait by Tom Moggach; lead image from Chocolate Week’s Facebook page.