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Where to Celebrate Halloween in Dallas with Food and Drink

With Halloween almost upon us, you’ve probably been inundated with costume event after costume event. Sure, you already know where to party and where to go for a spooky haunted house, but you don’t know where to eat and drink… yet. In about two seconds, you will. I’ve got a whole list ready for y’all. […]

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Cacao Revival at the Dallas Chocolate Conference and Festival

On October 26, the fourth annual Dallas Chocolate Conference and Festival in Addison Conference Centre treated guests to sweet tastings. Pastry chefs and chocolatiers from around the country showcased their finest pieces of eatable art for all to see. “This is probably the most vendors we have had ever,” Sander Wolf, the organizer of the festival said. “The […]

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People We Love: Sander Wolf is Giving Away Two Tickets to His Chocolate Festival

In four full days, Dallas will be celebrating its fourth annual Chocolate Conference & Festival at the Addison Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This big one-day hullabaloo—which you’d think had a team of crazy, gung-ho chocolate people behind it—is actually the work of one man. Sander Wolf. During the day, he’s a computer […]

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Kitchen LTO Delays Opening to Wednesday, September 11

I’ve already typed out all the details for Kitchen LTO here, so I don’t feel the need to talk your ears off again. (Short version: Norman Grimms is the chef, Coeval Studios designed the space.) This modern French/American restaurant will only last four months until a new chef and designer team takes over Kitchen LTO, […]

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Tickets for Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival Available Now

The Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival, presented by DallasChocolate.org, will take place on October 26, 2013, at the Addison Conference Centre. This will mark the 4th time for the popular event that includes specialty classes, discussions, and activities led by some of the chocolate industry’s most reputable experts. And tastings. Lots of time to taste chocolate […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: 13 Survival Foods You Need in Case There’s Ever an Apocalypse

With the weather getting wackier than a two-handed pirate, it’s high time we discuss the necessity of preparing your food supply in case the big one hits your town. Not to mention that the plausibility of zombie attacks grows every year with instances such as the bath salt addicts, bioengineered viruses displaced by a sloppy-mouthed […]

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Love and Chocolate with Chocolatier Michael Recchiuti

When I arrived at Chocolate Secrets last night to attend the invite-only chocolate tasting put together by Sander Wolf of DallasChocolates.org with master chocolatier Michael Recchiuti, I was expecting a group of snobby chocolatiers discussing chocolate in much the same way as wine snobs go on about the nose, finish, and body of wine. Instead of […]

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Cookbook author Rose Levy Beranbaum to Teach Chocolate Cake Class at Central Market in Plano

If you know anything about baking then you are already familiar with Rose Levy Beranbaum. Her book, The Cake Bible, is the go-to source for all things cake. The “Diva of Desserts” has also published nine cookbooks and she is a delight in person. Rose’s new book, Rose’s Heavenly Cakes, and her blog, Real Baking With […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Bark Chocolate by Katy Priore

Little brown bags (nostalgic images of childhood frivolity and happy lunchtime indulgence) arrived at the D offices yesterday from a charmingly peaceful young woman. Katy Priore runs Bark Chocolate, and her philosophy and method of cooking is as enchanting as the chocolate is delicious. “It’s made with love, and that’s the most important ingredient… the fundamental […]

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