blending chocolate with travel in Chocolatour

I’ve just returned from two writers conferences and have received plenty of feedback on the manuscript for Chocolatour, with one exception: “Add an index!”

Once I began working through the likely components for the index, the extent of the reach of my work is evident. Here is a look to the index, to provide a sneak peak at what you will see within the 176 pages of the book. The index doesn’t list every chocolate company and event that is mentioned in the book as that would be a book in itself, but it works in collaboration with the preceding chapters and the A-Z Guide contained in the book. Just about every country and region on the planet is mentioned in some way.

Index

A

Academy of Chocolate

Acticoa Chocolate

Africa

Aix-en-Provence

Alberta

Amadei Tuscany

Amsterdam

Angus Thirlwell

Antidote Chocolate

antioxidants

artisan/artisanal chocolate

Artisan du Chocolat

Asia

Austin Chocolate Festival

Australia

Austria

Awake Caffeinated Chocolate

Awards for Chocolate Excellence

 

B

Bahrain

Bali

Barcelona

Basel

bean-to-bar

beer

Belgian chocolate

Belgium

Belize

Beschle Chocolatier Suisse

bespoke chocolate

Bicerin

Big Island Chocolate Festival

BioDynamic chocolate

black pod rot

Bolivia

Boucan

British chocolate

British Columbia

Bruges

Bruno Corsini Industria Dolciaria

Brussels

Buchs

Burlington Chocolate Festival

 

C

cacao

cacao cuisine

Cadbury

Cadbury World

caffeine

Café Chocolat

Cailler

California

calissons

Callebaut

camel’s milk chocolate

Camino

Canada

Caribbean

Catinari (see Roberto Catinari)

CCN-51

Central America

champagne

Chantal Coady

Chicago Chocolate Tours

Chicago Fine Chocolate Show

China

Chocoa Festival

chocogasm

chocolArt International Chocolate Festival

Chocolateria Desserteria Jordino

chocolaterias

Chocolat Frey

Chocolats d’Edouard

Chocolate Academy (see Academy of Chocolate)

Chocolate Arts

Chocolate Boutique Hotel

chocolate brownies

Chocolate Capital of the World

chocolate consumption

chocolate cookbooks

chocolate events

chocolate factory tours

chocolate festivals

Chocolate Hotel Perugia

Chocolate Jungle Lodge

chocolate liquor

chocolate makers

chocolate masters

chocolate museums

chocolate personalities

Chocolate Race

chocolate shoes

Chocolate Unwrapped

Chocolate Valley

Chocolate Week

chocolatiers

Chocolatrium

ChocoSol

CHOCOSUISSE

Cioccolatò

Cioccolato Peyrano

Cioccolosità

Cocobel Chocolates

cocoa

cocoa butter

cocoa mass

Cocoa Mountain Café and Chocolaterie

cocoa nibs

coffee

Colorado

concept chocolate

conching

Confiserie Sprüngli

Connecticut

Constance Popp Chocolates

Corsini (see Bruno Corsini)

Costa Rica

couverture

Criollo

Cuba

Cure Gourmande (see La Cure Gourmande)

 

D

dairy-free chocolates

Dallas Chocolate Conference

Dandelion Chocolate

Damian Allsop Chocolates

de Bondt Cioccolato Originale

de Chocoladefabriek

Demarquette Fine Chocolates

Denmark

Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate

dolce Mente

Dominican Republic

Dubai

Ducasse (see Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse)

Duffy’s Chocolate

Dutch chocolate

Dutch processing

 

E

eco-friendly chocolate

Eco Museo Del Cacao

Ecuador

Edinburgh

Edouard Bechoux

Endorphins

England

Enric Rovira

Estonia

ethical chocolate

Eurochocolate

 

F

fair trade chocolate

fermenting

Festival du Chocolat

Fête De La Cocoa

flavonols/flavonoids

Florence

Florenville

Florida

Florida Festivals of Chocolate

Forastero

Forté Artisan Chocolates

Fran’s Chocolates

France

François Pralus Maitre Chocolatier

French chocolate

 

G

Galler Pure Cocoa

ganaches

Gem Chocolates

Gerard Coleman

Gerbaud (see Laurent Gerbaud)

Germany

Gertosio Pasticceria

Ghana

Ghirardelli Chocolate

Gianduiotto

Giovanna Maggiolo

Glendale Chocolate Affaire

gluten free chocolate

Grenada

Grenada Chocolate Company

Grococo

growing regions

Guatemala

Guido Gobino

Guinness

 

H

hand-painted chocolate

Hawaii

Hawaii Chocolate Festival

health benefits

Henri Le Roux Chocolatier et Caramelier

Hershey

Highland Chocolatier

Holland

Hong Kong

horizontal chocolate

Hotel Chocolat

Hummingbird Chocolate

Hungary

 

I

Iain Burnett

Iceland

Illinois

India

Indiana

Indonesia

International Chocolate Awards

International Chocolate Shows

Ireland

Italy

Ivory Coast

 

J

Jade Mountain

Japan

Java

Jean Galler

Jeff Stern

Jordino (see Chocolateria Desserteria Jordino)

 

K

Kallari

Katie Christoffers

Kauai Chocolate Conference

Kosher chocolate

 

L

La Cure Gourmande

Läderach Chocolatier Suisse

La Maison Des Maîtres Chocolatiers Belges

La Maison du Chocolat

Las Vegas

Laurent Gerbaud

Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

Le Nôtre

Liège

Lily O’Brien’s

Lindor (see Lindt)

Lindt & Sprüngli / Lindt Maître Chocolatier Suisse

Lithuania

London

Louvre (see Musée du Louvre)

 

M

Madagascar

Madécasse

Madrid

Maestrani Passion Chocolat Suisse

Maine

Manitoba

Marcolini (see Pierre Marcolini Chocolatier)

Marou

Marseilles

Massachusetts

Matcha Chocolat

Max Brenner

melting chocolate

mendiants

Merkur Chocolaterie

Mexico

Miami Fine Chocolate and Food Show

Michel Cluizel Chocolaterie

Michigan

Minnesota

Minor Chocolates

Missouri

Munz

Musée du Louvre

Museu de la Xocolata

Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate

 

N

Nacional

Nestlé

Netherlands (See Holland)

Nevada

Newfoundland

New Brunswick

New York

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Norman Love

North America

North Dakota

Northwest Chocolate Festival

Nova Scotia

 

O

Okura

Ontario

Oregon

Oregon Chocolate Festival

organic chocolate

Original Beans

Origin Chocolate Event

Oriol Balageur

Orquidea

 

P

Pacari

pairings

Papau New Guinea

Paris

Pascal Caffet

Paul A. Young Fine Chocolates

Paul Wayne Gregory

Pennsylvania

Peru

Perugia

Perugina Chocolate Company / Perugina Chocolate Museum

Peyrano (see Cioccolato Peyrano)

Philipp Kaufmann

Philippines

Pierre Hermé

Pierre Marcolini Chocolatier

Pisa

Pisco

Pistoia

point-of-origin chocolate

Poland

Pompadour Chocolaterie Patisserie

praline

Provence

Puyricard

Puyricard Artisan Chocolatier en Provence

 

Q

Quebec

Quetzalcoatl

Quito

 

R

raw chocolate

recipes

Red Star Chocolate Ltd.

Roberto Catinari Arte del Cioccolato

Rococo Chocolates

Romania

Rome

Roselen Chocolatier

 

S

Saint Lucia / St. Lucia

Salón Chocolate

Salon du Chocolat

São Tomé e Principe

San Francisco

Saskatchewan

Schcolaate

Scotland

Scottish Chocolate Centre

Seattle Luxury Chocolate Salon

sea salt caramels

serotonin

Shattell Chocolate

single origin chocolate

Slitti Cioccolato e Caffé

SOMA chocolatemaker

South America

Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest

soy-free chocolate

Spain

Spanish chocolate

sustainable chocolate

Sweden

Swiss chocolate

Swiss Chocolate Train

Switzerland

 

T

TCHO New American Chocolate

tea

Terry’s Chocolate

Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland

Texas

The Chocolate Museum

The Chocolate Tree

Theobroma

Theobromine

Thinking Chocolate

Thomas Haas Handcrafted Chocolates

Thorntons

Tobago

Toledo Cacao Festival

Torino (see Turin)

Toronto

Trinidad

Trinitario

Truffe Schokolade and Lifestyle

truffles

Truffles Artisan Chocolates

Turin

Tuscany

 

U

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Kingdom

United States

Unlimited Delicious

Utah

 

V

Valor Chocolates

Valrhona Aux Sources Du Grand Chocolat

Vancouver

vegan chocolate

Vegas

Venezuela

Vietnam

Villajoyosa

Virginia Chocolate Festival

 

W

Washington

Washington DC

water ganache

“Why Women Need Chocolate”

Widman’s Candy Company

William Curley Patissier Chocolatier

wine

Winnipeg

Wisconsin

World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Masters Championships

World Chocolate Weekend

World Chocolate Wonderland

 

X

Xoxolat

xocolatl

Xocolatl by Giovanna Maggiolo

 

Y

York’s Chocolate Story

 

Z

zChocolat

Zurich

Doreen Pendgracs

Known throughout the Web as the "Wizard of Words", I've been a freelance writer since 1993. I'm currently researching and writing volume II of "Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate". Volume I was published in September, 2013.

46 Responses

  1. Simply a smiling visitant here to share the love (:,
    btw great style and design.
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  2. Mahesh Sharma says:

    Nice Blogs, I am really happy to read your post and can’t wait for the book. Please – as soon as possible share new update.

  3. jacksondanny says:

    Hi, Madam. Nice To visit your site. And it so good for chocolate lovers.

  4. Cj says:

    Do you know if confiserie Sprungli in Zurich is kosher?

  5. Thank you so much for posting this. I really appreciate your work. Keep it up. Great work!

  6. Silver Price says:

    Choose to travel in old-fashioned elegance by train in a vintage Pullman “Belle Epoque” carriage or go ultramodern in a sleek panoramic car with over-sized windows. Either way, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the vineyards that surround Montreaux and medieval Gruyeres. You’ll savor both the heavenly chocolate samples at the Nestle factory, and the views of Lake Gruyeres and the Alps surrounding it.
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  7. When is your book coming out? Can’t wait!
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  8. hello thanks for sharing this awesome article here. visited his blog and its awesome. Thanks for the nice writing on leadership.I am a long time admirer of your writing. With best regards,

  9. Doreen — it wore me out just going through the index. You should take great pride in completing such a thorough exploration of chocolate. I hope you sell many books!
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    • Thanks, Jeannette. The majority of my research to date has been in about a dozen countries, but I’ve mentioned other places throughout the book and they are included in the index. The 2nd edition will continue the research and tastings! Thanks for coming along on the journey with me. 🙂
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  10. That’s a LOT of work, but it sounds like you enjoyed every moment of it. Can’t wait to see your book – I know you’ve just dropped it and I’ll bet you’re busy with all kinds of fun stuff. Great seeing you at MagNet, sorry about your kitty – but I see you have a new member of the family : )) Break a leg with The Book!
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    • Doreen says:

      Thanks for the good wishes, Krystyna. Yes, I’m excited that the book will be printed this week! Will keep you posted on a Toronto event. Great seeing you at MagNet. 🙂

  11. Emilia says:

    I bet every chocolate lover really enjoys reading your post. I know I am! Kudos! I’m so looking forward to yet another chocolate adventure of yours.

  12. bronxboy55 says:

    Doreen, it’s obvious you’ve put a great deal of work into this book. I hope it’s a great success for you. I also hope it will inspire other writers, and help them see that there are no shortcuts if they want to produce something that’s worth buying, and reading.
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    • Doreen says:

      Thanks so much, Charles. I remember finding your writer’s blog back in Feb/11 and being inspired by the community you had established. Thanks for being one of my inspirations. 🙂

      Yes, it has been a tremendous amount of work researching and writing the first volume of Chocolatour, but next week … that dream will come to fruition, as I will receive the first batch of books. So exciting!
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  13. Fatima says:

    This index is actually impressive and enthralling I must say. You must have wonderful experiences to share and I cannot wait to read about them. Will promote them for sure; no question on that 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  14. Joy says:

    Congrats for the new book coming up! 🙂 I am such a fan! I love love chocolates and they make me happy when I feel stressed out. Thanks for sharing us so much about it!
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  15. reneejohnson says:

    That’s a lot of index! I’d love to hear your insights on the conferences – which ones, who you met, what you did. More of us should do that. There is one thing for sure – you’ve got a lot of chocolate fans!

    • Doreen says:

      Thanks, Renee. Yes, I’m glad that chocolate fans are converging here as my book will be out in just 3 weeks!

      I was unable to attend the 3rd conference in my plans as my cat took ill and subsequently passed away. But I did attend 2 writers conferences prior to that and everything said confirmed the growing popularity and importance of self-publishing for authors. I am what is now called a “hybrid author” having been traditionally published 3 times, and now going the self-publishing route for my chocolate book in order to maintain full artistic control. I am hopeful and confident I am made the right decision.
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  16. Lyndsay says:

    I love chocolates! I remember going to Switzerland from Milan just to buy bulks of different chocolates to send home. Not to mention I love the computer game “Chocolateur”. 🙂
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    • Doreen says:

      Thanks for your comment, Lyndsay, and for your enthusiasm for chocolate!

      I have not previously heard of the game called Chocolateur. I will check it out!
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    • Doreen says:

      Actually, the game is called “chocolatier.” Has anyone tried it? I don’t play video games myself, but it is available on Mac and Nintendo from what I’ve read. Sounds like a good exercise for chocolate lovers who like to play games!

  17. Rob says:

    Must be hell researching & then writing about chocolate! I think the Belgians must be chocoholics as it seems like there is a chocolate shop on every street in Brussels!
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    • Doreen says:

      Hi and thanks for your comment, Rob. It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it! 🙂

      Indeed, I am truly grateful for the world I have managed to create for myself. Eating the chocolate is just part of the pleasure. Meeting the chocolate makers and embracing their passion for the world of cacao is equally pleasurable.

      And yes, Brussels certainly does have a lot of chocolate shops. But Zurich isn’t far behind! Cheers!
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  18. Aayna says:

    This is such a long and engaging index. Loved it to the core!! Thanks for the share.

  19. Adam Ross says:

    Its a pleasure being one of the few Doreen. Big thanks for the comment as well. We have so much going on at Flight Centre CA that more people should hear about.

    Cheers!

  20. Adam Ross says:

    Hi Doreen, this is interesting. I’d love to read your book too.
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  21. Shalu Sharma says:

    Definitely a long list. You seem to have everything covered. I am glad you have India as well.
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    • Doreen says:

      There is only a very brief mention of India in this volume, Shalu, as India will not be covered in depth until Volume III of Chocolatour. But at least I’ve got it on the agenda, and there will be much more to come. Cheers!

  22. Geek Girl says:

    Wow… I can’t wait for the book!
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  23. Salika Jay says:

    Wow a long index! I can feel the excitement building up. I’ll be sure to promote your book, Doreen 🙂
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    • Doreen says:

      Thanks so much, Salika Jay. You’ve bee with me all the way as far as commenting on the blogs and retweeting the links. I really appreciate that kind of support. 🙂

  24. Linda Strange says:

    Holy Cow !! ( not intended as a reference to milk chocolate).
    Really excited for you.

  25. Catarina says:

    Great advice, Doreen. An index is important in a book such as yours.

    And what an index. Unbelievable how you have travelled to explore chocolate.
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    • Doreen says:

      Thanks, Catarina. As you can imagine, I haven’t been to every place listed in the index, but I have done 12 countries to date, and the research will continue as I work on the next two volumes. I have, however, tasted the chocolate of most of the chocolate companies listed in the A-Z Guide, which you will see when you get the book. Cheers! 🙂

  26. Thanks, Susan. Doing up the categories for the index really made me step back and see all that I’ve put into this small book. No wonder it’s taken me so long!
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  27. Susan Cooper says:

    WOW, WOW, WOW, that’s amazing. It really does showcase the work that you put into this project/book. You rock girl. 🙂
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