Part 3: Jacques Torres

On this recent trip to NY, I continued the Great Hot Chocolate Quest. While my quest is mostly focused on Chicago, I do take side trips to determine the best hot chocolate ever. New York has three top places (in order of preference) for hot chocolate: 1. City Bakery 2. Jacques Torres 3. L.A. Burdick. […]

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George’s Ice Cream and Sweets

So last night after the Jimmy Carter book signing, my friend and I checked out George’s Ice Cream and Sweets in Andersonville. It had been written up in that list of best hot chocolate places in Chicago for 2012. The author had talked a lot about their interesting flavors of hot chocolate, namely Nutella. So […]

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Hot Chocolate in France

In my opinion, the undisputed queen of hot chocolate can be found at Angelina Tearoom on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris. It’s an extremely lovely tea room with gold walls and murals. It was founded by an Austrian confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer who named it after his daughter-in-law in 1903. It was a fashionable place for the […]

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Of Crepes and Walking in Paris

Sorry for the hiatus but I’ve been on a lovely vacation to France and England for the past few weeks. I love to travel. Nothing beats exploring and adventuring out in the world. I treasure every opportunity to see more of the world. The next several posts will deal with my thoughts and experiences while […]

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Hot Chocolate Mixes at Home

I’ve made hot chocolate at home for many years now. To be frank, I’m a fan of the simplicity of Swiss Miss with the caveat that it must be made with warm milk. Water just don’t cut it. Sure it’s mostly sugar but it works in a pinch and is available everywhere. Also, it’s not […]

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