I hope you did not forget that it is Saint Patrick’s Day today and if I were you, I would celebrate this great day by making the recipe I wrote a few weeks ago about the green cookies! Do not hesitate to write comments about it on this blog afterwards! Besides, Léa, did you finally find food colouring and are you going to cook green cookies today?
However, Saint Paddys Day is not the subject of this precise article: it is chocolate, oh yes! I do not mean chocolate chips in cookies, or nice and hot chocolates – hmmm… note to myself: do not write an article about chocolate when it is 6 p.m. and you only have a sandwich in your stomach… and a big 750g jar of Nutella still waiting for you in your cupboard 😀 – but the Salon du Chocolat. Literally, Salon of Chocolate in French, it is translated throughout the world as Paris Chocolate Show, even if you can find those kinds of ‘salons’ through France; Paris Chocolate Show is the biggest and the most famous anyway… Besides, those shows are held in different cities like New York, Moscow or Beijing too…
This great show takes place every year at the Parc des Expositions and it has been so for fifteen years already! There, chocolate addicts and people who are simply interested in chocolate can discover about 140 chocolate makers from the whole world! Can you imagine?! They can also taste chocolate of course, and that is the beauty of the Salon du Chocolat 😀 On the one hand, you can appreciate this food in all its forms and flavours and on the other hand, this salon is the occasion to attend a sensational competition, if not a challenge! Indeed, it is a period when those great makers are participating to the World Chocolate Masters selections and can also receive Chocolate Awards, rewarding the brilliant work they have achieved! Moreover, children are introduced to the particular and marvellous universe of chocolate by making recipes and different activities, especially created for them.
During the whole time, the fashion shows are what impressed me most and took my breath away! Chocolate is not only food, it is a passion and it drives a culture, it means a lot. The dresses are so extraordinary! I had no idea people could think about unifying gastronomy and haute-couture, and the result is impressing!
When chocolate becomes more than simple food!!