we celebrate our independence and the birth of the country this month, reaffirming the principles we were founded upon. one of the most important for me is that we are a nation of immigrants who came to seek a better life. we make room - though not always willingly or immediately - for those who bring their own heritage of beliefs & traditions that then begin contributing to the American quilt in all its richness and complexity. so this month is a celebration in chocolate of the edible bounty of taste experiences from afar....fascinating additions to the American palate.
so, now trying out new bonbon recipes w miso, caramelized black & green olives, fresh combava (see next blog post!), savory Saigon salt, rooibos, umeboshi pickled plums & a hint of habanero.
they all get along together at flying noir!