Arnaud Delmontel presents Pâque’Sous, a chocolate piggy bank

For Easter 2012, renowned Parisian boulanger-pâtissier Arnaud Delmontel (Best Mille-feuille in Paris, 2010 and Best Baguette in Paris, 2007) has decided to break away from the traditional symbols of Easter. Instead of the usual chocolate bells, hens and fish, Monsieur Delmontel has created a cute and colourful chocolate pig. But this bucolic little pig, made … Continue reading Arnaud Delmontel presents Pâque’Sous, a chocolate piggy bank

Study: Eating chocolate regularly keeps you slim

Chocolate lovers have  one more reason to feel good about indulging in their favourite treat: a recent study suggests that eating chocolate regularly may be linked to a slimmer figure. The study, carried out by scientists at the University of California, San Diego, debunks the popular myth that eating chocolate makes you gain weight. Researcher … Continue reading Study: Eating chocolate regularly keeps you slim

Easter chocolate exhibit at Jadis et Gourmande

Parisian chocolatier Jadis et Gourmande is presenting a special “painterly” collection of chocolate art. Exposition Pascale (Easter Exhibit) features the symbols of Easter in the style of 20th century painters…Pollock, Matisse, César, Magritte, Rothko and others. The colourful chocolate “masterpieces” on display are delicious examples of contemporary (chocolate) art, whether inspired by abstract art, abstract … Continue reading Easter chocolate exhibit at Jadis et Gourmande

Chocorico! La Maison du Chocolat’s Easter collection

Chocorico! (Choc-a-doodle-do!), La Maison du Chocolat‘s Easter collection, features not just yummy chocolate eggs and chocolate hens, but a scrumptious chocolate henhouse as well. Under the supervision of creative director Gilles Marchal, the company’s chocolatier-artists have handcrafted this playful collection of chocolate figurines with plenty of care and attention to detail. From the tiny bits of chocolate used … Continue reading Chocorico! La Maison du Chocolat’s Easter collection

Polonaise au Yuzu, March’s pastry chez Ladurée

The third new pastry unveiled this year by Ladurée in honour of the celebrated Parisian pâtisserie’s 150th anniversary is the Polonaise au Yuzu. This distinctly citrus-flavoured dessert consists of a sweet brioche base and creamy yuzu filling, covered with a lightly baked Italian meringue sprinkled with black sesame seeds. Yuzu, a citrus fruit grown in southeast … Continue reading Polonaise au Yuzu, March’s pastry chez Ladurée

Oeuf Gourmand chocolate eggs from Abanico Chocolat

“Head for the stars to discover your choco personality,” is what Abanico Chocolat invites chocolate lovers to do this Easter. Abanico founder Victoire Finaz, who trained as a psychologist prior to becoming a chocolatier, has made choosing a chocolate Easter egg something of a personality test, with different coloured chocolate rings corresponding to different planets and … Continue reading Oeuf Gourmand chocolate eggs from Abanico Chocolat

An exquisite chocolate Easter egg from Dalloyau

Spring is in the air at Dalloyau, whose master chocolatiers have hatched a superbly sculpted chocolate Easter egg adorned with signs of the approaching season. Covered in shimmering pearl dust, Dalloyau’s chocolate egg features a bas relief of a songbird perched on some dainty blue blossoms. This artistic yet entirely edible chocolate sculpture is available … Continue reading An exquisite chocolate Easter egg from Dalloyau