Tagged With "Chocolate Museum"

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Jan. 16, 2019: Radovljica Chocolate Festival

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger is surprised to find that Radovljica, Slovenia, is home to a weekend of Chocolate each April.
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

Dinael ·
Love chocolate! Ive been to Brussels many times and everytime Im searching for new brands of chocolate - all of them are awsome! My latest discovery are the Emoti boxes of chocolates , which are originally from Wommelgem.
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

Former Member ·
There is just nothing that beats chocolate. Hope that Santa brings me loads of the stuff.
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

GarryRF ·
The French lay no claim to inventing "Frites". The French blame the Belgians for the bulk builder even though they serve it with Mayonnaise - not ketchup ! Is it only Americans who call them French Fries ?
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

Former Member ·
Thomas Jefferson had "potatoes served in the French manner" at a White House dinner in 1802. [ 6 ] [ 7 ] from Wikipedia Call them fryters or XXX, they still taste great.
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

GarryRF ·
In 1802 a Menu would refer to anything boiled in water as the Anglaise manner.(English) Likewise anything cooked in hot oil was served in the French manner ! Potatoes or Fried Chicken !!
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

PHeymont ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: The French lay no claim to inventing "Frites". The French blame the Belgians for the bulk builder even though they serve it with Mayonnaise - not ketchup ! Is it only Americans who call them French Fries ? There's a lot of "who gets the blame" going around. What we call a "Danish," the Danes call "Wienerbrod" or Viennese Bread; "French Dressing" is nowhere to be found in France. At least the Wienerschnitzel really lives in Wien (unless it's an L.A. hotdog.) And...
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

GarryRF ·
Very true Paul. Many people dislike English Muffins because they sit in your stomach like a lead ball. Of course - nothing to do with us ! So we call them American Muffins - and blame them on you !! The origin of the Danish pastry is ascribed by the Danish Confectioners, Bakers and Chocolatemakers Association to a strike amongst the bakery workers in Danish bakeries in 1850. The strike forced Danish bakery owners to hire foreign workers. Among these were several Austrian bakers, who were...
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Re: The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

Former Member ·
Then it is official that I have no taste buds at all. I like "French" fries "Danish" pastries Everything on the Weiner Schnitzel menu "English" muffins Give me a yummy "American" apple pie anytime. I will even take it with the "Dutch" crumb crust. "American" apple pie ?
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GarryRF ·
Good point Bling ! We have recipes for Apple Pie that pre-date the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Over a hundred years before ! So is this another Baseball story where Americans re-invent something by changing the size of the bat ?
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The ART of Chocolate: Brussels, Belgium

DrFumblefinger ·
 When it comes to crafting great food, Belgians do a number of things exceptionally well.  They make excellent french fries (frites), with an interesting assortment of dipping sauces.  They brew some great beer -- many beer lovers say...
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Chocolate Capitals of Europe You Should Visit

ChloeM ·
A few years ago, I got a chance to stay in Europe for 6 months. During that time, I managed to visit all the cities titled as the "capitals" of chocolate. Have you ever been in any of these? Do share your thoughts. (Belgium remains my favourite because Switzerland is expensive as hell). So, anyway, here's a list of my favourites: Brussels, Belgium It's basically a chocolate paradise. Belgium has more than 10 factories of chocolate and around 16 chocolate museums. With Brussels being the...
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July 17, 2019: A Stop at the Chocolate Museum, Cologne

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger pays a quick visit for some refreshments to the Schokaladen Museum on the harbor in Cologne, Germany.
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Ganong's Candy Bench, St Stephen, NB

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us Ganong's Chocolate Museum in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
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seesaw ·
Looks great! I remember touring that factory as a kid and going home with pockets full of misformed "ugly" chocolates that couldn't be sold. Will have to check out this museum someday
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April 7, 2018: Rousseau Chocolatier, Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
If you are a lover of beautiful and delicious chocolates, as DrFumblefinger is, be sure you stop at Rousseau Chocolatier when visiting Halifax.
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Re: July 17, 2019: A Stop at the Chocolate Museum, Cologne

GarryRF ·
Cologne Cathedral certainly is beautiful and worth the time to explore. Does it still have the war damage to the exterior stonework ?
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Re: July 17, 2019: A Stop at the Chocolate Museum, Cologne

George G. ·
Lindt is our absolute favorite chocolate in this house ! Cologne is the first place I ever touched down in a chartered US Army plane back in the Cold War days because Frankfurt was fogged in. Not sure how Koln got altered in English to a Cologne naming. Also went there years later to their wonderful zoo and a cold bottle of the local Kolsch beer.
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Sweet victory for French chef in chocolate contest

PHeymont ·
A French chef, Vincent Vallee, has become the first French world champion of chocolate, taking the prize in Paris Friday after a three-day final at the Salon du Chocolat trade fair.   Second place went to Japan's  Hisashi Onobayashi, and...
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June 26, 2017: Chocolateria San Gines, Madrid

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the most famous place to get a hot chocolate in Madrid, usually consumed with churros.
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Re: Chocolate Capitals of Europe You Should Visit

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the post! Now I know where to stop during my next visit to Europe! I was especially impressed with the tremendous selection of chocolates in Brussels.
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Travel Rob ·
Great post!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 13: Brussels' Saucy Statue

PHeymont ·
Two of Brussels’ most famous obsessions—chocolate and the famous Maneken-Pis stature of a small boy urinating—are caught in one picture of a chocolate shop featuring endless sizes and flavors of the statue, rendered in...
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International incident: France attacks Italy's Nutella!

PHeymont ·
"Tartine de Nutella"—Breakfast for France?               Photo: A. Kniesel / Wikimedia   While most observers of international relations have been focused on the issue of Greece, and whether it will remain...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 13: Brussels' Saucy Statue

DrFumblefinger ·
He's much smaller than I thought -- and I'm talking about the height of the little guy. Besides chocolate their tinkling mascot, the Belgiums also love beer and comics. I was quite surprised at what a comic book culture they have.
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Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights in St. Louis, Missouri

Samantha ·
Holiday lights are a tradition in many places. Here, Samantha takes us to see one of her favorite displays.
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Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory, Daytona Beach, FL

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us along on a candy factory tour, and leaves us with our mouths watering for some of the treats!
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Re: Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights in St. Louis, Missouri

Marilyn Jones ·
Oh so festive!! Photos are so beautiful!
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Re: Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights in St. Louis, Missouri

GarryRF ·
Looks like a wonderful setting to enjoy the Christmas Holidays. But to get into the European style of celebrating you should extend your Christmas through to New Year and enjoy 10 days of goodwill to all men !
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Re: Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights in St. Louis, Missouri

DrFumblefinger ·
It does look like a lot of fun!
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Re: Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights in St. Louis, Missouri

Samantha ·
Thanks Marilyn. I appreciate that, especially coming from you Have a great weekend.
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Re: Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights in St. Louis, Missouri

Samantha ·
I like that idea Garry. I think I will take those ten days and spend them in Hawaii
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Re: Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights in St. Louis, Missouri

Samantha ·
Hi DrFumblefinger, it was a great time. A little cold, but the fire and the beer kept us warm, lol. Hope to get to do it again sometime in the future. Thanks for the comment.
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