Chocolate Art: Valentine's Edition
Adult Enrichment / Food & Drink -
Valentine’s Day and chocolate have been intertwined since Richard Cadbury introduced his famous heart-shaped box for the day of love in 1868. Craft your own detailed and delicious chocolates for your special someone as you learn all about chocolate. We’ll cover its cacao bean origins and ethical issues related to sourcing; the science behind and various methods of tempering; casting, sculpting, carving, and coloring techniques; and how to properly store chocolate and prevent blooming. This sweet class is for you, whether you’re interested in improving your confectionery skills, would like to give chocolate art a whirl, just want to indulge your sweetheart, or have more of an academic interest in the topic.
Beirut-born Linda Khachadurian’s sugar art and chocolate art has been displayed in galleries across the U.S. Her edible art skills were also showcased on the Food Network show, Candy Land. She is the host of The Charitable Confectioner on channel 9/Cambridge, and she runs an online business, Chipper Confections. With degrees from Johns Hopkins and Harvard, and a background in science and visual arts, Linda likes to explore how they intersect with culinary arts. Websites : www.ChipperConfections.com & www.CharitableConfections.org. Instagram: @chipperconfections