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Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Chocolate? Part 3: Far Afield

And the final outstanding chocolate event of 2016 was our visit to the Askinosie chocolate factory in Springfield, MO, on the way to Kansas City.  If you look up “artisan chocolate maker” in the dictionary, Shawn Askinosie’s picture should be … Continue reading

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Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Chocolate? Part 1: The Local Show

The short answer: No.  I have about 1,400 words around the long answer. In 2016, three events stood out as potential chocolate overloads.  Fortunately, none managed to quell my love of the dark stuff, but not through lack of trying. … Continue reading

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Two Lessons on Italian Food: Francine Segan on Pasta, Coffee, Chocolate and Other Delights

“She’s prettier in person,” the middle-aged man next to me whispered. He was right. Francine Segan, cookbook author, host of the TV series Americans who Love Italy, expert on Italian cuisine, stood at the lectern wearing a beautifully-embroidered coat. She … Continue reading

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Best Hot Chocolate Ever – And Some Excellent Crafts, Too

We were lured to the press preview of the new exhibit, Cutting-Edge Spanish Crafts, Innovation and Design in Contemporary Crafts Industries, at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain by the promise of chocolate con churros. We were not … Continue reading

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The Trip Different: A Week In Santa Fe, Part 2: FUZE SW Conference, Sunday

We had a light breakfast of pumpkin empanadas at the coffee shop attached to our casita rental office, and arrived back at the MOIFA atrium in time for the opening keynote.  Jeffery Pilcher, professor of history and author of Planet … Continue reading

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