In today’s podcast, I am pleased to welcome Barbie van Horn, a passionate follower of all things chocolate. She is the founder of findingfinechoclate.com and the PNW Chocolate Society with another Seattle-area chocolate legend, Lauren Adler.
Today we take time to discuss the difference in chocolate between the big brands and the small-batch, bean to bar chocolate, their differences, origins and even tasting notes.
We also discuss chocolate tasting vs eating and how you can train your palette to pick up the subtleties of fine chocolate.
Barbie also shares some of her favorite producers, both local and international, and takes us into her library of chocolate and what she is eating right now.
Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast
Barbie van Horn’s chocolate blog: http://www.findingfinechocolate.com/
PNW Chocolate Society Instagram for more information on chocolate tasting opportunities.
Cold Brew Cacao recipe
Katherine Hepburn quote:
“What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.”