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In 2011 I made the shift to becoming a full-time chocolatier with my own line of truffles, Bluestocking Bonbons (all named for fascinating women!), bars, barks, caramels, and more.
After years of cooking in dinky rented kitchens, Jacob and I renovated a former laundromat in downtown New Paltz to become a tiny little chocolate shop. We opened on June 28, 2011, and every single day since has been amazing.
Now that I’m no longer cooking for others every week, I’m excited to rediscover the joy of cooking for myself, my sweetheart, and our friends. (Hello, dinner parties!) Likewise, this blog has transitioned from being a professional blog for my meal delivery service to a journal of my culinary curiosity, notes about chocolate matters, and news about the shop. Like most chefs, I’m not a huge fan of recipes—but foodie photos, farmer’s market finds, fruit, food politics, and food-related inspiration of all stripes, savory and sweet, is what makes my mouth water. Maybe yours too? Hello, then!