Chocolate offers the ultimate comfort, something we all need these days. Like wine, olive oil and coffee, chocolate is no longer divided only into milk and bitter. For chefs and chocolatiers the world over, there are many different kinds and grades of chocolate, depending on where the chocolate is grown, how it is roasted and more.
Chef Orel Kimchi is serving a special chocolate menu in his Tel Aviv restaurant Popina. Kimchi is known for his innovative ways of using different ingredients and his innovative combinations. He says that despite what most of us know about chocolate, it was only in the 18th century that chocolate was sweetened, after the Spanish sailors brought it to Europe. But to this day, salt is used to enhance the chocolate flavors.