One of my coworkers and fellow breakfast-chefs, Grit, recently returned from her wedding/honeymoon in Europe. She’s from Germany, but visited Switzerland during her honeymoon, and brought back these lovelies for me…a cute, cute postcard (just look at that cow!) and smooth, dark chocolate. The chocolate is filled with ooey-gooey cherry sweetness, and has a hint of heat from chile extract. About all I can figure out from the package is that it’s bittersweet chocolate with a sour cherry-chile mousse. I think. And there’s 150 grams of it. It’s so, so good.
And just for fun, here’s a picture of my little family.
Tonight my friend Lindsay and I are attending a vegetarian Spanish cooking class at Central Market…I’m so excited! Lately I’ve been infatuated with Spain. I recently saw an episode of Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel (does anyone else out there love Samantha Brown? And her fabulous wardrobe?), and she visited Seville…I was entranced. Then I picked up A Year in the World by Frances Mayes at the library, and the first chapter? Is all about Spain. And a month or two ago I signed up for this cooking class, and lo and behold! It’s about Spain! We’ll get to watch the chef cook and then we’ll eat his lovely creations: Ensalada en Salsa Romesco; Patatas Bravas; Gazpacho Andaluz de Gonzalo CÃ³rdoba; Paella amb Verdures; and Crema Catalana. Full report tomorrow!