Small Business Saturday: Greg D'Alesandre - Dandelion Chocolate Tasting (San Francisco)

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 1:00pm

Join us in celebration of Small Business Saturday!
Don't Miss Our Meet & Greet with Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee) at 11 a.m.

Join Dandelion Chocolate "chocolate sourcerer" Greg D'Alesandre for a chocolate tasting and chat!

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From nationally-lauded San Francisco chocolate maker, Dandelion Chocolate, comes the first ever complete guide to making chocolate from scratch. From the simplest techniques and technology—like hair dryers to rolling pins—to the science and mechanics of making chocolate from bean to bar, Making Chocolate holds everything the founders and makers behind San Francisco’s beloved chocolate factory have learned since the day they first cracked open cocoa bean.

Best known for their single origin chocolate made with only two ingredients—cocoa beans and cane sugar—Dandelion Chocolate shares all their tips and tricks to working with cocoa beans from different regions around the world. There are kitchen hacks for making chocolate at home, a deep look into the nuts, bolts, and ethics of sourcing beans and building relationships with producers along the supply chain, and for ambitious makers, tips for scaling up. Complete with 30 recipes from the chocolate factory's much-loved pastry kitchen, Making Chocolate is a resource for hobbyists and more ambitious makers alike, as well as anyone looking for maybe the very best chocolate chip cookie recipe in the world.

Greg D'Alesandre is Dandelion Chocolate's vice president of research and development and chocolate sourcerer. He travels year round to build strong, trusting relationships with the cacao producers who partner with Dandelion Chocolate. He's been a product manager for Google, and designed laser tracking and torpedo guidance systems, but he knew he'd end up in chocolate since the day he "borrowed" liquid nitrogen from the physics lab in college to make frozen truffles. He feels strongly about direct sourcing cacao and building strong relationships with the network of cacao producers and chocolate makers around the world.

 

Location: 
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Making Chocolate: From Bean to Bar to S'More Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780451495358
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - November 14th, 2017

From nationally-lauded San Francisco chocolate maker, Dandelion Chocolate, comes the first ever complete guide to making chocolate from scratch.