Archives — 8 / 2013

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    Be Vocal, Get Local

    hillary — 3 years ago

    Start thinking local, not global. Less stuff more life, right? When it comes to our food consumers are asking the tough questions. How does the food on my plate get all the way to my table? What’s my carbon footprint? Simply, where is this food coming from?!?! Now don’t get your stomach all tied up in a knot. There are simple solutions for consumers that want to take the next step in developing a more sustainable lifestyle.

    Two words, ‘Farmers Markets’. Get to know that husky farmer man, who turns his crops and can tell you what’s in season because he has actually touched the crop you are about to cut up and throw into your stir fry. Talk to the earth muffin who made that cheese that is going to make you melt. Choco-locate visited some unknown territory last weekend and hung out at the Evergreen Brick Works farmers market to get to know their local farmer and yes, tell people about our app.

    Chocolate, FairTrade, hillaryblog, Local

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  • Tasty Tours

    hillary — 4 years ago

    Cora's Kitchen Delights

    Our Private Tour Group
    Put your walking shoes on and dig your heels into the hustle and bustle of Kensington Market. This unmistakable and unique neighbourhood is home to graffiti covered walls, eccentric artists, one of a kind shops and GREAT eats! So, it makes perfect sense to give Toronto foodies and tourist exactly what they want out of this neighbourhood- a sweets tour! These shoes are made for walking and this belly needs to be full! Foodies unite! (Insert three long strides, jump, high five!)

    ChocoBliss, Chocolate, ChocolateMakers, HillaryBlog

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    Chocolate Cheese, Yes, Please!

    hillary — 4 years ago

    Cheese Book
    The Renaissance, a cultural movement of literature, science, art, religion, politics and cheese? That’s right you heard me, cheese. At least that’s the term being thrown around by Ruth Klahsen of Monforte Dairy. This is her year and so she declared a cheese renaissance.

    Ruth is paving the way for a new generation of cheese producers and artisan cheese lovers in Canada. You could say she’s the BIG cheese. Her focus is on horizontal trade and sustainable agriculture. “I think the shorter the chain of distribution and buying is, the better the world is. The more you can have a relationship with producers, the better the planet will be,” says Ruth. She is a woman in pursuit of the bigger picture and what she is doing is pretty admirable.

    ChocoBliss, Chocolate, ChocolateFood, ChocolateMakers, HillaryBlog

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Choco-locate in the Media

Choco-locate in Ontario Business Report

When award winning filmmaker Lalita Krishna was in Silver Springs, Maryland, pitching PBS on her new documentary "Semi-sweet," she found herself in a mall looking for some of the sweet stuff to take to the meeting. That's when she had a "light-bulb moment" about the perfect "transmedia" extension to her documentary about "the world of chocolate," which she was proposing to shoot at locations in Africa, Europe, the US and Canada. To read more click here.

Semisweet on the Radio

  • Listen to Director Michael Allcock speak about the film on 570 News Kitchener Waterloo click here.

  • Check out Ron and Nadine being interviewed live on Moose FM 93.5 Radio

  • Tune in live on June 6th to Haliburton Radio (Canoe 100.9 FM)

  • Tune in live on June 8th to the CBC's Lang/O'leary show

Semisweet in the Press

Semisweet in the Globe and Mail


'Film tells the not-so-sweet side of chocolate'

What do you think of when you think of chocolate? Decadence? Dieting? An industry rife with exploitation and labour abuses?

Toronto director Michael Allcock offers a peek at the various sides of chocolate in the new documentary Semisweet: Life In Chocolate, airing on TVO on June 6. The film tells four stories – of Ron Obadia and Nadine Artemis, two raw food enthusiasts; of employees who live and work in Hershey, Pa., known as “The Sweetest Place on Earth” and more. To read more click here.

Did you know?

Chocolate is rich in phenolics, the same heart protective antioxidants found in wine. Indulgence? I call it self preservation!

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