Karletta Moniz

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Karletta Moniz

Karletta Moniz is a San Francisco-based chef, food consultant and writer. Her passion for food and love of San Francisco led her to create the blog <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.culinarymuse.com" target="_blank"><b>Culinary Muse</b></a> where she chronicles her food adventures in one of the worlds great food cities. She shares her favorite places to eat, places to sit and enjoy the view, the best morning walks, the driest Martini and the perfect French 75. It was during her quest for the perfect cup of hot chocolate that she realized the world of chocolate was becoming more varied and complex every day. She knew that chocolate lovers needed the tasting tools necessary to discern which chocolates they preferred and, more important, to deepen their enjoyment of this food of the gods. Thats when the idea for a class devoted to just chocolate was born. Karletta leads fun and interesting chocolate tasting classes about the cacao bean and the wonders that come from it. Her second blog, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.theartoftastingchocolate.com" target="_blank"><b>The Art of Tasting Chocolate</b></a>, was created as an extension of her classes. It is the place where she shares her enthusiasm for all things chocolate. Chocolate recipes, event announcements, interviews with noted chocolatiers and confectioners is just the beginning. She also chronicles the lives of the unknown chocolate heroes whose lives are devoted to the magic that is chocolate. <br /> <br /> For more information, please visit <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.culinarymuse.com" target="_blank"><b>culinarymuse.com</b></a>

Stories by Karletta Moniz

I have recently inherited my Mom’s recipe box. It is the box that sat on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen of every house we lived in. The...
I have inherited my mom’s recipe box. As I go through it, I find it startling just how similar our idea of what makes a good recipe. That is, a...
They ooohed. They aaahed. The cable car conductor exclaimed (I never use the word ‘exclaimed’ but there is no other way to describe it)...
My birthday sometimes falls on Mother’s Day. In the past this has meant that it is the moms and I lining up at the host stand for Sunday Brunch...
It’s never too soon to start thinking about what you are getting Mom for Mother’s Day. If you don’t have a Mom to give a gift to,...
During Passover I am reminded of one of my friends from grade school. Her name was Alisa and she was one of the first friends I ever had that...
I plan to give you an idea of what the new pantry of the 21st century should look like. Some of it will seem exotic (hearts of palm), some of it is a...
Spring has arrived in San Francisco. People emerged out of their grayness yesterday. Pale legs revealed themselves for the first time since September...
Could it be that Easter is my favorite holiday? Yes; followed closely by Thanksgiving. The only thing that edges Easter closer to the top is the...
Fact: Food is comforting. Fact: Some foods are more comforting than other foods. My comfort foods of choice have always centered around the chicken....
Did you just discover that the extra padding you are feeling around your waist and hips is not from the down jacket you are wearing? In fact, look...
I have this theory about how the pairing of chocolate and red wine started. It’s 1970. A couple of marketing guys are trying to figure out what...
This is the story of how I came to immerse my life in chocolate. It is a winding tale but I promise you a delicious pay off if you hang on until the...