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Chocolate.  Just the word imparts a mild sensation, a slight tingling up the spine.  It’s a warm, comforting hug of anticipation.  It has the aura of magic.  Feel it?   There’s a reverence for chocolate, similar to how we feel about our...
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We have invested a great deal of time vetting different couvertures to ensure purity of flavor.  But we are also concerned about the environment, sustainability, and the fair treatment of workers.  While it is important to us that the couverture is superior quality, equally important is a transparent supplier with a humane work ethic and that the beans they use are traceable back to the source. 
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ANDRÉ LESAINT WAS A CHARCUTIER and a  celebrated one at that.  His shop in Normandy was in the front of his home and he awoke early every morning to create the type of patés that France is famous for.  People would line up outside at holidays to get their special Paté de Foie Gras .

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I started to write about love & chocolate, the common clichés you expect to be said, and as I was pondering this, I wondered about the origin of the holiday.  Assuming it was a Catholic saint (in France it is...
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