Barbara Caveda admits she was in a daze at the recent opening of “Reinvention Portraits” at the Dayton Art Institute.
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SPOTLIGHTING GOOD COOKS THROUGHOUT REGION
In this new weekly food feature, Life reporter Meredith Moss chats with cooks throughout Southwest Ohio who have a passion for cooking, heartwarming stories about food and family and advice and/or recipes to share with cooks everywhere.
If you know of a terrific cook — either amateur or professional — please send your suggestion to Meredith Moss at Meredith.Moss@CoxInc.com and include a daytime phone number.
Five Tips for Working with Chocolate
1. Always chop up your chocolate finely.
2. Always use a double boiler; don’t put chocolate in the microwave.
3. Water and chocolate are enemies. Make sure when you’re chopping chocolate that you use a knife that’s totally dry and clean.
4. Use metal pans for best results.
5. Whisking chocolate creates air bubbles; it’s best to use a spatula.
Source: Barbara Caveda, Barbara’s Chocolates
Where to buy Barbara’s Chocolates
- Centerville Farmer’s Market, 892 S. Main St., from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
- West Carrollton Farmer’s Market, 833 E. Central Ave., from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
- The Moose Family Center in Beavercreek
- Call (937) 718-6475 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara Caveda’s Reinvention story
To view her Reinvention story and watch her make chocolates: www.wyso.org/post/reinvention-stories-barbara-caveda
A portrait of Barbara and her three children is featured in the new exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute. “Reinvention Portraits” will be on display at the museum through October.