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Keep Calm and Eat Chocolate

There’s something about dipping a block of dark chocolate in your afternoon espresso or a mug of hot chocolate that brings a smile in Melbourne’s cooler months. Not only does chocolate warm your heart and soul when it’s cold outside, it is also comforting, satisfying and soul soothing! Watch Thomas Schnetzler (Lindt) demonstrate the two most commonly used techniques for tempering dark chocolate.

Want to know more about chocolate? Read about the fascinating history of this much loved ingredient in this article, written by Prahran team member Grace Mooney. For her BA Honours thesis at Monash University, Grace investigated the changing food culture in Britain throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

To view The Essential Ingredient’s extensive range of chocolate products, click here. 

Book a cooking class at The Essential Ingredient Prahran

The Essential Ingredient Prahran is Melbourne’s home of quality foods, professional-grade cookware, culinary books and more.

With the aim to inspire better cooking with the finest ingredients and best cookware, The Essential Ingredient Prahran delivers with its extensive range of quality products including new release cook books and gift vouchers for products or classes at the cooking school.

With autumn well and truly in Melbourne, there has never been a more exciting and rewarding time to take advantage of autumn flavours by learning from the experts. The Essential Ingredient Prahran’s 2018 Cooking School program combines current food trends and culture, led by some of Australia’s highly regarded chefs and cooks. Whether you wish to learn how to make your own homemade filo pastry or better familiarise yourself with Japanese cuisine, there’s a cooking class for you!

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