|CONFECTIONS WITH PANACHE
Those with a passion for chocolate can now experience the
of creating its rich, fresh flavors and aromas in their own
Michael Recchiuti's exquisite chocolate confections.
any chocolate connoisseur who makes the best chocolate in
the country and the list always includes San Francisco-based
Recchiuti Confections. Since 1997, Michael Recchiuti has been
making his mark in the world of artisanal chocolate with his
original recipes and sophisticated flavors. He has spent years
perfecting the infusion techniques for his famous ganache
creations – creative pairings of herbs, flowers, spices
and teas that complement rather than overpower the chocolate.
His signature flavors – Earl Grey tea, burnt caramel,
tarragon with grapefruit and lavender vanilla – can
now be replicated at home by the adventurous chef. Recchiuti
and food writer Fran Gage have collaborated on the aptly named
Chocolate Obsession (Stewart, Tabori & Chang,
November 2005; $35), a gorgeous guide to the art of creating
all manner of chocolate delights from truffles and molded
chocolates to barks, soufflés and cookies.
For those seeking immediate gratification, beautifully wrapped
boxes of his delicious chocolates can be ordered at .
Recchiuti will also be appearing at the New York Chocolate
Show from November 10 -13.
Maren Caruso, Chocolate Obsession