"Mid insists she has no secret recipe. Instead, she says, it's all in the chocolate. "Chocolate is like cars. You have your Volkswagons, your Fords, and your Cadillacs. What I buy is the Mercedes of chocolate." It must be, because Mid started making her candy 32 years ago, using 500 pounds of chocolate and selling her treats at Christmas and Easter from her home."
"Chocolate is like wine: where it is grown influences its flavour," she says. "Ninety-five per cent of chocolate is from west Africa, and it has a flatter, earthier profile. I prefer single-origin chocolate from Madagascar: it's fruity, light, soft. Like strawberries and citrus and orange. So it turns out my palate is that of a total snob?"
"Additionally, chocolate should be sealed in a container or plastic wrap because chocolate is like a sponge and will absorb the flavors of its surroundings - especially when stored in the refrigerator."
An article on chocolate storage.
"Chocolate chip cookies are like a time machine to my past, biting into one takes me back to when I was a kid. Because of that, I am constantly trying new recipes in a way I am looking to recapture a bit of my childhood "
"Chunky Chocolate chip cookies are like Sedimentary Rock Layers (W.E.D. Dog Pile, Glue)because they are both made of "pieces" glued together. "
" Warm chocolate chip cookies are like God's love. You can't offer one in anger or hate. You can be a vindictive judgmental and damning creator and still say, "Here's the life I want for you....would you like a warm chocolate chip cookie with that?" "
"Guys, these Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are like the platnoic ideal of what a chocolate chip cookie should be. They are, in fact, what every chocolate chip cookie strives to be."
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