'chocolates' on Serious Eats

Behind the Scenes at the See's Candies Factory in Los Angeles

When it opened for business in 1921, the first See's Candies shop was a small storefront at 135 North Western Avenue, in the heart of what is now Los Angeles' Koreatown. The founder, Charles See, set up a candy kitchen in the back of the shop, where he turned out his mother Mary's recipes for dipped bon bons, maple walnut creams, and toffee. Last week, I had my own personal Golden Ticket moment when I got to tour the See's factory and watch the candy getting made. More

Raspberry Liqueur Chocolates

These easy homemade candies are reminiscent of fancy dipped chocolates. They may not look as pretty, but they are filled with the fresh, pure flavor of dark chocolate and sweet, boozy raspberries. Gussied up in paper liners and arranged in... More

Valentine's Day Giveaway: Win a Chocolate Truffles Box from Gail Ambrosius

We are big fans of the hand-made truffles from Wisconsin-based chocolatier Gail Ambrosius. So if you're planning to go the chocolate route on Valentine's Day, you'd sure make that honeybunches of yours pretty happy with Gail's six-piece Lover's Box. It includes a heart-shaped Caramel, a Brandied Cherry Cordial, and Passionfruit, Lucille's Vanilla, Cinnamon/Cayenne and Rose truffles. We have five boxes to give away to five lucky readers out there. Enter to win one here! More

Chocolates for New Year's Resolution Makers and Breakers

One of the first things that people generally give up when trying to get back on the health wagon is sweets—particularly chocolate. But let's not forget that chocolate is actually good for you; in moderation, of course. Here are my favorite three healthy(-er) chocolate treats to start the new year off right, and three more indulgent ones for those who, like me, don't bother with resolutions. More

Video: Brooklyn's NuNu Chocolates on Food Curated

Husband-and-wife team Justine Pringle and Andy Laird are self-taught chocolatiers. It all started with a "hey, what if we tried making chocolate?" impulse, and now they run Brooklyn-based NuNu Chocolates. In this latest episode of Food Curated from documentarian Liza de Guia, we meet the two, who describe their chocolate as comfort chocolate: it's accessible and not too complicated. You shouldn't have to think too hard about it. More

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 104: My Five Rules for an Eat-All-Day Diet

This week involved many of these. This past week I realized that simply "Saying No" (my apologies to Nancy Reagan) was not going to cut it on my serious diet; somehow, some way I was going to have to find a way to participate in the gustatory goings-on at SE World HQ and still lose weight (albeit slowly). Why? Because it's just too hard not to. Consider the following eating-oriented festivities that went on during the last seven days (including my birthday on Wednesday) at the office, a mere three feet from my desk: A pepperoni pizza taste test featuring the four big national pizza chains. A frozen pepperoni pizza taste test featuring five brands. A New York wings... More

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