Sign of our dreams
How do you feel about chocolate? I’m a bigger fan of cinnamon. It’s not that I’d turn a piece of chocolate cake down–oh no, I wouldn’t! — but if I had my choice, it would be cinnamon and sugar. Still, I’d never been to a chocolate maker and was interested to see how chocolate was made in famous Modica, Sicily, known for its delicious chocolates. And, there would be a “chocolate tasting.” I mean, who could turn that down?
Where we went
When a place is written up in the New York Times, you know it has to be at least somewhat interesting. No guarantee, of course. Not that I’m cynical or anything.
But when we entered and saw all these pieces of flavored chocolate, it got our attention.
In preparation for stepping into the kitchen, we had to suit up. (Both my husband and my gay husband are in this photo. They’re the guys smiling, does that help?)
A lovely, long table to work on.
Sure enough, chocolate was poured.
After this step it got shaped.
But while this was going on, here is what REALLY got our attention:
A cake was being made.
But not just any cake. Look at all those pistachios!
A lot of kiwi peeling was going on.
Some careful slicing. Artistic.
The creation began to take shape.
And there it was, in all its glory. I mean, elaborate glory.
To be honest, hardly anyone was watching the chocolate guy, because we were all riveted on the cake.
But I cannot tell a lie. We did taste this lovely chocolate and some people even bought some.
It was so damn hot I figured it would all melt, so I wasn’t one of them.
Perhaps you’d like to hear part of the guide’s talk? And see a big friggin’ chunk o’ cocoa? If so, CLICK HERE.