How-To & Diy

5 Links to Read Before Cooking with Chocolate

February 12, 2014

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.

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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!

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Carolyn Z. February 14, 2014
Eating Rogue Chocolatier and Dick Taylor bean to bar chocolate bars!
RENEE February 12, 2014
Great post! A wonderful run down of basics few people know.
Catherine L. February 12, 2014
This makes me so happy! Chocolate is so mysterious, it's wonderful to have so many great sources in one place.