My chocolate mousse cake. Oh yeah!
... and gave a talk (with illustrations and samples) on how chocolate is produced. We then proceeded to Koko Black in the Royal Arcade for a chat with a chcocolatier and more delicious samples, and to Haigh's Chocolates in the Block Arcade for yet more chocolate facts and tastings.
During the tour we tasted cacao nibs, which are chunks of pure cocoa obtained after the cocoa beans are roasted and opened. Both Andrew and I liked them, and we've now bought some to take home and experiment with in cooking. Recipes may follow ...
An excellent way to spend a Melbourne morning. Recommended!