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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: White Day

We're in Japan at the moment and there are luxurious, sparkling boxes of chocolates everywhere being sold for "White Day". Huh? Oh yah, that's right, it's the day, one month after Valentine's Day, when men give women chocolates. HUH??!?!? It's true. In Japan, it is...

Skankynavia

Skankynavia: Bitchin' Brownies

Brownies come many a kind -- I like these particular ones because they're very light and discrete in flavour which means you can eat the whole cake and not feel overstuffed (even though you most certainly will be). To me, brownies should be heavy, soggy, small...

Umamiventure

Umamiventure #32: TCHO Chocolate Factory (SF)

Photos by Travis LoDolce. The history of chocolate-making in the Bay Area runs deep. Ghiradelli, Scharffen Berger, and Guittard are some of the big names in chocolate that started here, and the community of smaller, more artisinal chocolatiers continues to grow. Clearly, San Francisco...

Iceland Exotica: Chocolate vs. Licorice

Iceland is famous for lots of things: regularly erupting volcanos, Bjork the magic Elf and hot geysers sending steaming towers of water towards the sky. And the kitchen is not falling behind these marvels.Typical for a secluded island far away from...

Boobie Chocolate

I am hopping on the plane to San Francisco from Tokyo in a few hours, so I won't be able to see the results for the Umami...

March 14: Happy White Day!

This is my third White Day. One of my first blog posts on UM was about my first White Day. Then there was last year's White Day. Three times a charm and I finally realized that White Day is the one time...