About Marv Parker

TV/Video Producer and Host, chocolate enthusiast, truffle maker, wine pairing consultant, food photographer and corn bread maker.
Marv Parker has written 93 articles so far, you can find them below.

Photo: Coracoa Confections
Written by Marv Parker

Berkeley Chocolate Maker A New Favorite!

Check these people out, they are producing some amazing chocolate products. If you live in the East Bay, look for them at the Berkeley Farmer’s Market. Just looking at the pictures has me drooling…. sort of anyway: http://coracaoconfections.com/thechocolates.html

June 2, 2011 0
chocolate syrup
Written by Marv Parker

Great Chocolate Candy Maker: John & Kira

Just found this producer…. looks and sounds good. Waiting for my first taste John & Kira Fig Tower Sweet Calabacita figs. Whiskey ganache! John & Kira’s drunken chocolate figs are just as intoxicating as they sound. Each artisanal fig is filled to the seams with dark 64% Valrhona ganache and coated in a thin layer [...]

May 26, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

Favorite French Candy Now Available Here!

My favorite candy when I lived in France was the Carambar…. I have posted about it here already. I just learned yesterday from a former classmate of mine at Paris American High School (PAHS) that Amazon sells them now. Little pricey, but cheaper than flying Air France to Paris: http://amzn.com/B001J9QCC6

May 19, 2011 0
Photo: Coracao Confections
Written by Marv Parker

New Vanilla Syrup sounds good and yummy!

Found this on my Facebook page…. good news for people looking for ways to work with their diabetes or blood sugar irregularities. Coracao Confections Announcing our *NEW* product VANILLA SYRUP!! An amazing liquid syrup sweetener made from coconut sugar and real vanilla bean. Awesome *low-glycemic* substitute for agave and maple syrup! Available NOW at all [...]

May 19, 2011 0
Written by Marv Parker

Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs

This comes under the heading “Wish I Had Thought Of That”… fun times for Easter ahead, I can see that.Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

March 23, 2011 0
Mint cookies
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Child of the ’70s Real Chocolate Thin Mint Cookies

Yummm… thin mints are great with brandy, I learned years ago while in the Sierras skiing. They are great with anything actually. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

March 11, 2011 0
Candyblog pralines, from NOLA
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Is The Praline The Official Mardi Gras Candy?

Good question. Being from the South and having lived in LA, pralines certainly rate very highly for me. I guess it’s the pecans that attract me and which add so much flavor, especially if toasted. If you think your Mardi Gras festivities require some authentic flavors I found a recipe which is easy to make [...]

March 4, 2011 0
Valentine's gift before
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Valentine’s Day and Gifts Gone But Not Forgotten

This is what I found waiting for me on Valentine’s Day before dinner: a gift wrapped box of See’s toffee, featuring both milk chocolate toffee and dark chocolate toffee. What a treat! The Valentine’s cards were special too, one on the left I made for my sweetie.

March 4, 2011 0
Good and Healthy!
Written by Marv Parker

Chocolate’s Startling Health Benefits

Good news for us candy lovers…. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

February 22, 2011 0
Tempering tub
Written by Marv Parker

How Mr. Chocolate Makes His Chocolates

Excellent description of tempering chocolate and the molding process. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-daily-meal/jacques-torres-chocolates_b_821397.html

February 14, 2011 0
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