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This is one amazing box of chocolates.
The 42-piece Valentine’s Day Constellation Chocolate Collection, available exclusively at IfOnly. the amazing culinary artistry of 21 award-winning and Michelin-starred chefs, this is the Motherlode of all Valentine’s chocolate gifts.
Let’s inspect some of what’s in this box:
– a caramel, Maldon sea salt and vanilla blend from Michael Mina
– a smooth dark chocolate truffle with single-origin cacao from Traci Des Jardins
– oven-roasted bananas
– maple and sage
– Oh, and by the way, there’s chocolate in it.
This box is available for $150, but you can also purchase the 21-piece collection for $75 or the 9-piece collection (from nine chefs) for $32. All boxes include the Mina and Des Jardins creations, and all are guaranteed to be the kind of boxes for which you or your special one will likely find a secret hiding place and take the time to slowly appreciate all the fine work put into these amazing things.
Can you tell that I love chocolate? I also appreciate the work of chefs, so I’m glad to note that a portion of the proceeds of these sales will go to benefit the James Beard Foundation. Here’s a bit of info:
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful and delicious food. Today the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening.
I have seen many friends find their passion through the culinary arts, so it’s good to know there is an organization willing to foster those passions.
In order to receive these by Valentine’s Day, you can order for east-coast recipients through Feb. 5, 2015. For other parts of the country, Feb. 8 is the deadline.