Thursday, February 9, 2012
|Photo of Cherri Emery by Erik Holladay|
The Art of the Chocolatier
by Zinta Aistars
Chocolate: it's good for you! But is it an aphrodisiac?
Studies have shown that chocolate does indeed contain antioxidants that may help prevent heart disease and cancer.
Chocolate also contains tryptophan, which has been shown to increase serotonin in the brain--and that sweetens the mood.
When it comes to being an aphrodisiac, however, research has yet to show hard evidence of a connection between chocolate and love.
Don't tell that to Cherri Emery. Emery is passionate about chocolate and won't go through a day without a nibble. She is also a chocolatier who takes chocolate-making to an art. Her best ingredient is the love she adds to Cherri's Chocol'art.
READ the full article at Southwest Michigan Second Wave Media and learn what the chocolatier herself nibbles at the end of day. It's got some heat.
And then go have a piece of chocolate.