08.02.2011 04.Adar l, 5771
The Jewish Palate: A chocolate kiss
Chef Dennis Wasko explores the the historical connection between Jews and the ultimate dessert and introduces a Valentine's treat: Chocolate pound cake.
Most people are unaware of the significant connection between Jews and chocolate. Most Jews enjoy eating chocolate, but did you know that the Jews played a key role in elevating chocolate from its humble beginnings to the velvety decadent treat we know and love today?
As chocolatiers across the globe prepare for their busiest day of year, I decided to take a closer look at chocolate and how it spread from the jungles of Central America to your kitchen cabinet and some of the chicest shops around the world….