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Everything to Know About Charleston

Travel<p>Here's how to plan the best possible trip to South Carolina's biggest city.<p>Charleston is all about the vibe. In a word, it’s charming. Part sleepy southern town and part modern metropolis, Charleston charms with style and class. And it’s always, always, up for a good time.<p><b>When to Go</b><p>The mild …

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Get a Summer Shred in 21 Days with Bobby Maximus

Getting your summer abs won't be easy. It will be worth it.<p>So: You want to get ripped in less than a month?<p>It’s a big goal, especially if you're aiming to get in beach-worthy shape for the quickly approaching summer sun. And big goals require big commitments—which is exactly why you need this …

Artisanal, hand-crafted chocolate is a growing niche

Ryan Berk makes his chocolate from scratch. That means flying to Central America four times a year, hiking over Maya ruins to remote jungle villages and meeting face-to-face with the farmers who supply his cocoa beans.<p>Roasted back home at Berk's shop, the beans have a habit of enveloping downtown …

Videri Chocolate Factory Champions Bean-to-Bar Method

If it smells like brownies in downtown Raleigh’s warehouse district, then it’s Tuesday: roasting day at Videri Chocolate Factory.<p>Inside the …

Washington’s craft chocolate industry continues to grow

By Becky Krystal<p>Becky Krystal<p>Reporter covering topics related to food<p>Email Bio Follow<p>There are about a million reasons why we eat chocolate.<p>It makes us feel happy, nostalgic, sexy, pampered, sated. It’s sweet, snappy, silky, complex.<p>Chocolate. Tastes. Good.<p>But why do people make it? Why do they …

The Rise of Awesome Milk Chocolate

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>White wine, light roast coffee, and milk chocolate walk into a bar.<p>There's no punch line here; just three underappreciated edibles commiserating about their feelings of inadequacy. You see, somewhere along the way, our culture …

The 11 Untold Secrets of Menu Design

A CIA study showed that if a dollar sign is used in the price, diners are more likely to buy cheaper options. Even more so for euros or pounds, as those symbols are terrifying to the eye and the wallet.<p>Restaurants think about more than just whether to add pretty pictures when they're designing a …

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Visiting chocolate educator gives tasting tips

Theo Chocolate file photo by Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times<p>Eating chocolate is already about as universal a pleasure as we get with food. But there …

Dominique Ansel Cookie Shots Officially Go on Sale in New York This Friday

Hundreds of people (including Seth Meyers and Andy Samberg) got to try Dominique Ansel’s much-discussed chocolate-chip-cookie-and-organic-milk …

The Mastery of Tasting Chocolate

<i>In part one of our trip into chocolate exploration, we visited a few of Valrhona Chocolate's partner farms in the Dominican Republic to see firsthand how cacao farming in this country can affect flavor, and what developments in agriculture can influence the final chocolate outcome. We now take a</i> …

Raw Recipe: Tahini-Date Salted Caramels

Combine the dates, tahini, coconut oil, and cardamom in a blender or food processor. You should have a very smooth, creamy, and thick paste.<p>Transfer …

How to Pair Beer and Dessert

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Beer and dessert can be great friends. Chocolatey, caramelly, coffee-like and fruity flavors abound in your favorite bubbly beverages, and the potential for matching flavors opens the door to some seriously killer …

13 Amazing Candy Companies from the Summer Fancy Food Show!

Packaging with a feminine mystique, beverage industry-inspired flavors, “contemporized” brand campaigns and “noncommittal” snacking options — those …

Small Food Business | It’s Food Awards Season (and Open Call For Artisan Foods)

While everyone else was preparing for the long Independence Day holiday, specialty food manufacturers from around the world converged on New York …

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Dandelion Chocolate

Dandelion Chocolate Japan<p>The skilled chocolate makers of Dandelion Japan use the same cocoa beans as Dandelion San Francisco, but with a different …