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What you should know when buying chocolate

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As compared with cooking or even baking, chocolate making involves relatively few ingredients: cocoa beans, cocoa butter, sugar and powder milk. It is how those ingredients are handled and the relative quantities of each that makes each chocolate unique. Understanding the basic properties of each ingredient and how ingredients interact enables the chocolate maker to succeed in creating precisely the results desired. The importance of this cannot be overstated: when a professional truly understands ingredients, there is nothing that he or she cannot accomplish in formulation.

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Chocolatier or chocolate maker?

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I remembered one journey at the end of which I couldn’t stop my tears. Many thoughts came into my mind then, but now I know that that moment was meant to remain into my soul. Bruges was the place of my journey and the beautiful stores with pralines inspired me to wish to become “a chocolatier”. In my mind I believed that in the back of these beautiful stores there are peoples that make chocolate. But surprise, they don’t. I found this after I started to read in order to learn how to make pralines. I refused to go to specialized courses because after so many years of school I didn’t want to go back there. I preferred to read and practice by myself than…

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