One of my favorite artisan chocolate makers is Scharffen Berger. I visit their booth often at the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco on my ferry ride back to Marin County. Now, they’re hosting a recipe contest where the Grand Prize is $5 grand.
Just show them your spirit of adventure by choosing a type of Scharffen Berger chocolate and one or more adventure ingredients from a lengthy list at www.chocolateadventurecontest.com like Lemongrass, Cloves, Pomegranate, Ginger, and Wasabi. Then spend a little time in your kitchen and create a new recipe with it. For a chance to win the $5,000, submit yours by December 1, 2007 by visiting the Web site for the rules and entry form.
The winning recipe will be featured on the menu at Cafe Cacao at their factory in Berkeley during February, featured on TuttiFoodie.com, and in the Scharffen Berger newsletter. So good luck and happy recipe creating!
By Gil Zeimer, Vagablond’s Editor in Chief.