Chocolate Plate

December 15th, 2009 | Category: Food, Photo Blog

Chocolate Plate

After I returned back from Paris, I invited a few friends over for dinner. Here’s a sampler plate of Parisian chocolates. Needless to say, they were all gone in a matter of minutes. Details later in the week…


  1. 1 - keiko on December 15th, 2009

    love the way you put them on the plate, they look cute! am off to paris next month so let us know your favourite before then 😉

  2. 2 - billur on December 15th, 2009

    your friends are so lucky 🙂

  3. 3 - Global Patriot on December 16th, 2009

    Simply divine,each piece seems to tell its own story, if only I could devour each and every pixel.

  4. 4 - Neel | Learn Food Photography on December 16th, 2009

    Nicely done! Very simple composition and perfect light! This is great!

  5. 5 - Amie Gillingham on December 16th, 2009

    What magical chocolates–it looks like a painter’s palette!

  6. 6 - valentina on December 17th, 2009

    I love the visual of these chocolate pieces. Fabulous

  7. 7 - Natalia on December 18th, 2009

    You must truly love your friends, if I had made those beauties they wouldn’t have made it to dinner!

  8. 8 - bohemiancat on December 21st, 2009

    colors are wonderful.
    yummy yummy:]

  9. 9 - Mrs Ergül on December 29th, 2009

    Tell us about the coloured ones!

  10. 10 - Leyla on September 1st, 2010

    Wait, wait, wait! What are all those colors at the bottom row? I hope they are not just bunch of choc pieces painted with lake colors. Are they?

    Lake colors are aluminum salts of food dyes. They are oil soluble and they are used to form a fine layer of on the top of fat based foods (such as chocolate)to color them.

    Lakes -thank God- are not available to the consumers. They are for the food industry. I am totally against use of food coloring except natural ones like carotens for orange/yellow, and beet juice for pink. On the other hand, caramel color is a natural color but they use sulfites during its production so I avoid it too. Also carmine -a red dye- is natural but obtained from an insect so it is not all that appealing to my taste buds.

    Any way, this is one of the best food blogs out there. I admire not only your experience in food preparation but also your creativity. Thank you.

  11. 11 - Cenk on September 6th, 2010

    Leyla – The top layers are food coloring mixed with cocoa butter, but I don’t have specific information about the food colorings used.

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