WBEZ | Mindy http://www.wbez.org/tags/mindy Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Something You Should Drink: Gourmet hot chocolate from Hot Chocolate http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/something-you-should-drink-gourmet-hot-chocolate-hot-chocolate <p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe width="485" height="364" frameborder="0" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18367884?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: left;">While we usually reserve this space to recommend things we think are worth eating, this week, we're turning to a favorite cold-weather remedy that's drinkable: hot chocolate. &nbsp;As a kid, my experience was limited to Swiss Miss (with water, thanks Mom). &nbsp;But today, several pastry chefs have their own box of pre-measured mix that you can make yourself at home - always featuring high-quality chocolate inside and usually requiring the addition of heavy cream or full-fat milk.</p><p style="text-align: left;">You would expect to find very good hot chocolate at <a href="http://www.hotchocolatechicago.com/">Mindy Segal's Hot Chocolate</a>, of course. &nbsp;But now, Segal has created a line of dry mixes that will amp up your next gathering. &nbsp;After you've added some warm cream to the finely-chopped granules of chocolate, you'll know what it feels like to taste liquid ganache.</p></p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 12:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/something-you-should-drink-gourmet-hot-chocolate-hot-chocolate