Chocolatour with Doreen Pendgracs | Chocolate Adventurist and Wizard of Words Blog

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exploring Cuban cuisine in Baracoa

In my previous post, I shared with you the excitement and trepidation of journeying along La Farola as we headed toward Baracoa. It was indeed worth the fear of facing the countless hairpin curves...

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pairing chocolate with whiskey

Chocolate and whiskey both provide a powerful tasting experience. But what happens when you put pair the two? It’s even more delightful, providing the pairing is done right. Whether it’s a Friday night out...

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tree to bar chocolate in Cuba

In my previous post, I was a little harsh on the commercial chocolate currently being made in Cuba at their government-run chocolate factory. But I did mention that there are individuals who are growing...

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tasting Cuban chocolate

In celebration of Milk Chocolate Day on July 28th and my recent research trip to Cuba to investigate all things chocolate and cacao in this taste-tempting Caribbean nation, I devote this post to the...

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Holguin: Gateway to Eastern Cuba

This was my third trip to Cuba. On the first in 2004, we vacationed on the western side of the island in the capital of Havana and Varadero, the premier Cuban sunspot. In 2008,...

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Chocolate and the Aztecs

I’ve taken on the role of writing about experiential chocolate travel. That means writing about contemporary chocolate events, attractions, and cuisine, meeting chocolate makers and chocolatiers, and visiting cacao farmers in the countries where...

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Great tastes of San Mateo County

I’m sure the last few posts have piqued your interest in San Mateo County, California. So much to see and do! But for all you culinary travellers like me, I’d like to share some...