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5 Links to Read Before Cooking with Chocolate

By • February 12, 2014 • 3 Comments

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Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: Become a chocolate expert -- just in time for Valentine's Day.

The day of love is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by showcasing one of the world's most beloved ingredients? Chocolate -- whether it's used in cookies, cakes, pies, ice cream, or truffles -- is the quickest way to someone's heart. Brush up on your chocolate knowledge and make Friday extra sweet with these links.

Silky Vegan Chocolate PieChocolate SorbetChocolate TrufflesChocolate Dump-It Cake

  • First: A primer on all things cacao. (Saveur.)
  • How to make chocolate ganache for any dessert. (Or to just eat with a spoon.) (The Kitchn.)
  • And, in case you have leftovers, here's the best way to store chocolate. (Serious Eats.)

Chocolate lovers -- tell us your secrets in the comments!

Tags: 5 links, roundup, techniques, how to, chocolate

Comments (3)


2 months ago Carolyn Z

Eating Rogue Chocolatier and Dick Taylor bean to bar chocolate bars!


2 months ago RENEE

Great post! A wonderful run down of basics few people know.


2 months ago Catherine Lamb

This makes me so happy! Chocolate is so mysterious, it's wonderful to have so many great sources in one place.