Tag Archives: vancouver

When will sweets get their due?

At first glance, these seem like sweet times. Eater just wrapped up Dessert Week (don’t miss Bill Addison’s roundup of his favourite desserts in America, which reads like a paean to pie), Dominique Ansel opened his London pastry shop to much fanfare (cronut with your afternoon tea?), and Christina Tosi...

Meet the Maker: Hodie Rondeau of Xoxolat

Vancouverites may know Xoxolat as the source for fine chocolate from around the world, but they might not know Hodie, the brain and heart of it all. I’ve had the honour of working with Hodie for the last few years. Where I’m spreadsheets and to-do lists, Hodie is creative vision...

The Chocolate Tasting Kit: Events galore!

Photo credit: Jason McRobbie It’s been a whirlwind couple of months in chocolate land, least of which was the launch of The Chocolate Tasting Kit. I’ve kicked off with a few events in Vancouver, notably with a well-attended launch last week. Thanks to everyone who came out and made the...

The Case for Specialty Chocolate Shops

On Market Street in San Francisco’s financial district, a yellow sign outside Fog City News proclaims, “Yes really: 200 amazing chocolate bars to choose from!” Beneath it, a clipart finger points into the store. Follow it and you’ll find yourself in another world. “We’re like a wine store for chocolate....

Meet the Maker: Wendy Boys of Cocolico

Things you might know about Wendy Boys: she runs a chocolate company called Cocolio, she was a pastry chef at Lumiere and she’s a brand ambassador with coffee company Van Houtte. Things you might not know about Wendy Boys: she has a fluffy black poodle who grins in Instagram shots...