Originally broadcast live on March 27, 2014
Becoming a Chocolate Super Taster
Guest Chocolatier: Richard Tango-Lowy, Dancing Lion Chocolate
Guest Chef: Savory Chef Jeff Volkers, Dancing Lion Chocolate
Moderator: Sarah Hartman, Ecole Chocolat Graduate, Brazil
Producer: Robert Ouimet, BigSnit Media
Join Richard Tango Lowy, Flavor Coach for our Chocolate Bootcamp, as he explores what it means to be a Chocoisseur -- our fancy label for those who take chocolate flavor seriously (sometimes maybe too seriously ;o). Also, Savory Chef Jeff Volvers will talk about his love affair with chocolate and how he incorporates different chocolate flavors into his savory dishes. These "super tasters" have studied the nuances of chocolate flavor in order to incorporate all the great flavors of fine chocolate into their sweet and savory recipes.
Those of you who have watched our previous hangouts, will remember that we've discussed chocolate flavor before - touching on how genetics, terrior, post-harvest processing, roasting and conching all contribute to the final flavor of any chocolate. The nuts and bolts.
Now we are focused on YOU and how we can all become Chocoisseurs -- it just takes knowledge, a lot of tasting and sharing with good friends. Rich will take you through how he educated himself to be a chocolate super taster and why he believes that to enjoy chocolate to the fullest you first need to do your homework!
Richard Tango-Lowy, Dancing Lion Chocolate
Flavor Coach, Ecole Chocolate Chocolate Bootcamp
Rich opened Dancing Lion Chocolate in Manchester, New Hampshire in 2007, where he sources small plantation and artisan chocolate for his bonbons and confections, each of which is made only one time. When he's not searching for new chocolate, you'll find Mr. Tango-Lowy experimenting in the kitchen behind Dancing Lion's shop and cafe. http://dancinglion.us/