Monthly notes about the art of chocolate, limited editions, news and events

Ika’s Tokyo Address Book

There is a metaphorical two-way street between Tokyo and Paris, that goes through the world’s finest chocolateries – internationally acclaimed Japanese chocolate artists, like Sadaharu Aoki, opened branches in Paris. Pierre Hermé, Pierre Marcolini and Jean-Paul Hévin run hugely successful branches in Tokyo, in return. The leading international chocolate festival, “Salon du Chocolat” that was

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Chocolate Tourism Should Be About Terroir

  1. Terroir isn’t just about wine making In some ways, chocolate is like wine. The aroma, texture and taste of both pleasurable products depend much on the Terroir. Like wine, chocolate may be impacted by how it’s been grown: Location, geology and climate of the place. In fact it’s among the few products with a

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Mad About Music (And Chocolate) 

Abbey-Road Anat Hultzer

Talking with Ika about music is like talking to her about chocolate – basically we end up discussing her entire life – past and present. “I used to work in a radio station for many years as a sound technician. I can’t possibly describe how much music means to me. I flew four hours to

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