Archive for November, 2010

Dark Chocolate Bakery’s Chocolate Origins

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Many people have asked me for a more detailed description of the origins of the chocolate used in our cakes. I hope you find it interesting.

Anillo del Fuego means the ring of fire along the Equator. The Pacific Ring of Fire or Circum-Pacific Belt is located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean and is characterized by concentrating some of the areas of subduction in the world, causing an intense seismic and volcanic areas covered. “Strung around the world along the Equator (between 20ºN to 20ºS parallels of latitude), cacao growing regions lie in a ring of fire (anillo del fuego in Spanish).

Sur del Lago – Sur del Lago is one of the oldest and most interesting cacao growing regions in the world. Located in the tropical lowlands south and west of Lake Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela, Sur del Lago offers cacao growers ideal conditions for growing high quality cacao – tall shade trees, tropical heat and ample water.

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The Chocolate Festival at the Nordiska museet celebrates its 9th year!

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Chocolate enthusiasts Magnus Johansson and Tony Olsson started the first Swedish chocolate festival at Nordiska museet in 2002. After visiting the festival in Paris 1994 Magnus Johansson decided, a few years later, to create something similar in Stockholm together with Tony Olsson. They chose the Nordiska museet with its cultural heritage as the perfect setting for the event. Ever since, the grand hall in the museum has become a meeting place for chocolate lovers during a weekend in the middle of October.

The programme for 15-16th October 2010 will include
– Traditional chocolate market where you can, among other things, buy and taste products. Patisseries, restaurants and chocolate suppliers exhibit their products in the museum’s main hall.
– On stage demonstrations of desserts, cakes and pralines and several international guest appearances.
– Chocolate competitions on stage – both for professionals and amateurs.

Opening hours
15th of October 10am – 8pm
16th of October 10am – 7pm
17th of October 10am – 6pm

Entrance fee
Adults SEK 120
Children from 6-18 SEK 60
Children under 6 free of charge.
Tickets on sale by Ticnet www.ticnet.se
Phone 0771-70 70 70.

Information nordiska@nordiskamuseet.se, phone 08-519 547 70.

The Chocolate Festival is arranged by pastry chefs Magnus Johansson and Tony Olsson together with the Nordiska museet.