Wednesday, November 28, 2001


it just so happened last night that while wandering through the east village, i finally stumbled into eden. . .

el eden chocolates, that is. this store has been around since may, and i finally got a chance to dash in. they do truffles and nothing but. last night they were sampling their tiramisu flavored wares, but not only was i in an extreme hurry -- another 30 seconds without sitting down and this cough would surely have killed me -- but i've been ruined by the knipschildt miracle.

el eden's truffles are the usual hard little balls coated in a chocolate shell. they do offer some unusual flavors. the rosewater and red zinfandel truffle isn't going to catch mr. right's interest, that i can tell you! he might prefer the peanut crunch. the spicy rum pumpkin praline truffle with walnuts could be good or it might remind why you no longer go to new orleans. as a coffee purist, you might think i'd be offended by the summer chai truffle, combining flavors such as spiced tea, kahlua coffee liqueur, and a touch of mexican ibarra chocolate, which itself contains almonds, cinnamon, and other spices. . .

i guess this is why they call it confusion cooking. honestly, i haven't tried all these flavors, but just reading the list reminds me that there's a lot to be said for classic elegance: quality chocolate, fresh double-cream butter, pure whipping cream, and a little cocoa to roll it all about it in.

have i said knipschildt yet? but, gentle reader, perhaps eden's flavors call your name. . .

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