In the kingdom of chocolate, there are great old-world confectioners such as Teuscher (producing since 1932), and Paris’s Debauve & Gallais (producing for more than 200 years). There are celebrity artisanal chocolatiers – confectionary artists at the highest level of their craft, who use the freshest ingredients paired with traditional methods and contemporary flare –…
Kings of Pastry
Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (translated – One of the Best Craftsmen of France) is a competition (held every four years), that is organized by the French Ministry of Labor. Originally created in 1924 as a test of craftsmanship of the era, today, the contest includes a wide range of trades from stonemasons to…
Berkshire Mountain Distillery: Small Batch Gin, Vodka and Rum from the Western Hills of Massachusetts
After spending years as a physician’s assistant on the West coast, Chris Weld, owner and now chief distiller, opted for a change of pace and scenery. Along with his wife and three children, he moved from California to Great Barrington in western Massachusetts, purchased an old farm with 400 apple trees, converted an the historic…
Celebrate any special occasion, or just celebrate with organic bubbly by winemaker Barone Pizzini. Located northeast of Milan in the Franciacorta region of Italy, Barone Pizzini produces world-class sparkling wines that are a product of 140 years of passion for the land. The winery was the first in the region to use organic viticulture methods….
What Ben and Jerry’s once was in terms of taste and consistency pre corporate buyout by Unilever, Strafford Organic Creamery is, full fat goodness. Starting with the milk from a herd of 50 Guernsey cows grazing happily on chemical and pesticide free Vermont pastures and all natural organic hand picked ingredients like mint and black…