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Guittard Chocolate Cookbook: Decadent Recipes from San Francisco’s Premium Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company

For nearly 150 years America’s oldest continuously family run chocolate company has been making artisan chocolate for home bakers, pastry chefs, and confectioners alike. They have been evolving and redefining themselves for the past century and a half and now Amy Guittard, whose great great grandfather founded the company, has written the Guittard Chocolate Cookbook: Decadent Recipes from San Francisco’s Premium Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company.

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Jasper Hill Farm’s ‘Harbison’ Awarded ‘Best American Cheese’

Cellars at Jasper Hill announced that its cheese, ‘Harbison’ was awarded ‘Best American Cheese’ at the World Cheese Awards…Cellars at Jasper Hill also took home a Gold award for their ‘Winnimere’, Silver awards for two different vintages of ‘Cabot Clothbound’ and Bronze awards for their ‘Moses Sleeper’ and ‘Kinsman Ridge’.

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Essay Contest: Own Your Own Goat Dairy

Have you dreamed of having your own farm? How would you like to own a complete goat dairy and creamery including a fabulous goat herd, equipment, and recipes, home on 20 acres, barns, and training, with no mortgage?

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Rodolphe Le Meunier, a French butter rock star, visits L.A.

The guy in the white jacket at the center of the throng of chefs and food writers was Rodolphe Le Meunier, whose name is on every gold-foiled package. And in cheese circles, he’s a rock star.

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Artisanal, hand-crafted chocolate is a growing niche

“Roasted back home at Berk’s shop, the beans have a habit of enveloping downtown Redlands with a warm smell like brownies fresh from the oven. It’s only then that the chocolate maker with the Indiana Jones streak can mix and shape the ancient treat into bars, carefully wrapping each one by hand.”

Find Parliament bars at Cheese Cave or Parliament Chocolate

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