Monday, January 3, 2011
Dallasfood.org about to tell us more than we ever wanted to know about gianduia
Gianduia, also spelled gianduja, is the Italian confection made from chocolate and hazelnut.
Dallas food blog Dallasfood.org has launched a new series, "Focus on Gianduia," which may well give the city a new obsession on the chocolate-and-hazelnut confection.
The first entry was posted this morning, and will continue over the next 10 weeks. Cut and paste:
Why focus on gianduia? Well, beyond its intrinsic culinary merit, it has an interesting history that remains largely unknown to chocophiles outside of Italy. Most English-language accounts of gianduia consist of just-so stories rehashed from modern travel writers and print journalists —- poorly sourced (if sourced at all) and often conflicting with historical facts and probabilities.
Take that, print journalists!
Dallasfood blog garnered international attention in 2006 with its expose on Noka Chocolate.
While the series emanates from Dallas, its intended audience is international. How can you tell? The blog offers a "translation widget" for non-Anglophones to read the series in the language of their choice.