Scharffen Berger Chocolate
photo by Shana Ray http://www.flickr.com/people/shanaray/
September 19, 2008Â
Dr. Robert Steinberg, who was a foodie,Â died this week at the age of 61 after a 20 year battle with cancer.Â HeÂ was a family physician who became a partner with formerÂ patient, John Scharffenberger,Â founded Scharffen BergerÂ Chocolate company.Â This artisanal San Francisco Bay Area chocolate company provides quality chocolate that is affordable.
While I am not a chocoholic I adore the quality and flavour of Scharffen Berger!
For a wonderful first hand story of this gifted man I recommend reading the blog of David Lebovitz, aÂ whoÂ trained and workedÂ at Alice Watersâ world-famous restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California for 12 years.Â Â He is an award winning author and dessert and chocolate athority.Â His titles include Room For Dessert, Ripe For Dessert, and my favouriteÂ The Great Book of Chocolate.
For those who have a "sweet-tooth" his recipes are not to be missed.