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.
- First: A primer on all things cacao. (Saveur.)
- The science behind tempering chocolate. (America's Test Kitchen.)
- 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!