chocolate http://blog.wlrn.org en Chocolate And Chávez: Valentine's Day Confronts Venezuela's Strife http://blog.wlrn.org/post/chocolate-and-ch-vez-valentines-day-confronts-venezuelas-strife <p></p><p>Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves. Big deal. This is Valentine’s week, when cocoa matters more than crude – and what’s important is that Venezuela produces the world’s best chocolate.</p><p>Problem is, will politics soon drag down Venezuela’s <em>cacao</em> (cocoa) industry the way it’s reduced the country’s oil output? On Feb. 14, at least, that’s a worrisome question, especially inside gourmet chocolate shops like Romanicos.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:10:15 +0000 Tim Padgett 27771 at http://blog.wlrn.org Chocolate And Chávez: Valentine's Day Confronts Venezuela's Strife Miami Fine Chocolate and Food Show http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-fine-chocolate-and-food-show <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">03/07/13 - 1:30pm- Syndicated food columnist </span><strong><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/lgassenheimer" style="line-height: 1.5;">Linda Gassenheimer</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Special wine correspondent </span><strong><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/FredTaskerMiami" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fred Tasker</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview&nbsp;</span>legendary <strong><a href="http://www.chefallens.com">Chef Allen Susser</a></strong>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The <strong><a href="http://www.miamifinefoodshow.com">Miami Fine Chocolate and Food Show</a></strong> is this weekend at Pinecrest Gardens. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s all about delectable chocolate:&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">pair chocolate with spices, tasting chocolate tea - learn how to taste, buy and use chocolate.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dinnerinminutes.com">Dinner in Minutes Recipe:</a>&nbsp;</span></strong></em></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.dinnerinminutes.com/recipe.php">Cumin-Chili Crusted Snapper with Tomato Rice (Arroz con Jitomate)</a></strong></p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 10460 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Fine Chocolate and Food Show