This week Posts of the Week has a theme, and it is chocolate!
I really did think that Culinary in the Desert should have changed to "Culinary and the Dessert" when Joe moved from Arizona to Maryland. Obscene chocolate love post includes Thick Mint Brownies and a Beef Tagine with Dried Plums and Toasted Almonds. Both of those recipes are going on my list to try.
Chocophile David Lebovitz interviews Frederick Schilling of Dagoba chocolate.
I'm sorry David didn't ask Frederick about his chocolate cafe that was on Market street for several years but otherwise
the interview is excellent. It includes lots of good information about how cacao is grown, organic chocolate and some tantalizing descriptions of his products and plans for the future.
Sometimes that which you don't eat haunts you more than what you do eat. Such is the case with the bittersweet chocolate tartlets brought to the picnic last weekend by Anita of Dessert First. Fortunately she blogged about them so the obsession continues...