Impress Your Valentine With Chocolate-Tasting Tips From A Chef

Thinking about a gift to give your valentine? There’s always chocolate. But you might not know about techniques you can use to uncover different chocolates’ unique traits. Here Now resident chef Kathy Gunst shares tasting tips, and a few of her favorite chocolates, with hosts Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson.

I’ve been tasting chocolate — lots of chocolate. And let me begin by saying, as jobs go, this is a good one. Let’s start this lesson by taking a minute to learn some very basic information about this sweet, nuanced treat.

This is not the milk chocolate you grew up eating, which is loaded with sugar. This is sophisticated, craft chocolate — what’s often called “bean to bar.”

These chocolate bars are about the unique flavors that emerge when cacao beans — found on cacao trees, which

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