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Thursday, March 26th | 6:30pm-8:00pm | Basics of Chocolate Making

Thursday, March 26th | 6:30pm-8:00pm | Basics of Chocolate Making


The fact that chocolate tastes delicious is no secret. The snap of a chocolate bar when we break off a piece, the bright sheen on a chocolate covered mango, or the aroma of a chocolate covered strawberry: all of this is a result of tempering chocolate. In this basics of chocolate workshop we'll talk about the processes that create the chocolate that we eat and love. Our beloved chocolate is the result of centuries of discovery, exploration and experiments, sipping, experiencing and innovation. Ultimately, it is the result of science. We will explore the myriad of ways that chemistry and biology infiltrate chocolate. You'll learn how to temper chocolate and will go home with your very own creation of chocolate bark. The skills and knowledge will translate into the ability to make your own chocolate creations at home; think: chocolate covered strawberries, using chocolate molds, writing with chocolate, and more!


This class is appropriate for all ages, although anyone under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

This class will take place at Laughing Gull Chocolates located at 1868 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14609.

About the teacher:
Ever the chocoholic, Lindsay Tarnoff grew up in a family of bakers and sweet tooths, a family who instilled in her social justice values. As college graduation neared, and the question of a career post college was imminent, she started telling people she was going to "save the world with chocolate." Lindsay spent the years immediately following college working in the nonprofit world, but the idea of saving the world with chocolate brewed in her mind. Lindsay has devoted time and passion in developing a meaningful mission, delicious recipes, and a strong business, first in her native Rhode Island, then in her adopted home of Rochester, NY. Her business, Laughing Gull Chocolates combines chocolate - the food of the gods - with the community in order to make a difference at home and in the communities that produce our beloved chocolate.

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