With the Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching and opportunities for over-indulging still ahead of us, we naturally begin to focus on healthy eating and exercise. But can you have your cake (or to be more precise, your chocolate) and eat it, too? Long time chef and chocolate expert Maria Brandriff will demonstrate that it just may be possible with her program called Chocolate Wars.
It will be a kind of taste-off, where participants will have the opportunity to compare the type of decadent chocolate desserts that we all know and love with a lighter healthier version. Which type wins the showdown will be up to the participants who will have the opportunity to indulge in both. Recipes and ample samples will be available.
In addition to being known as the “chocolate lady”, Maria Poirier Brandriff is the Assistant Director at the Cheshire Public Library. Ms. Brandriff’s interest in fine cooking and baking came from growing up in a Ukrainian household where Viennese-inspired tortes and confections dominated every holiday. Since then, Ms. Brandriff has experimented with the traditional recipes and has come up with her own variations. She has also become more and more involved with the intricacies of working with chocolate. At holiday time she produces hundreds of chocolate truffle candies, which she shares with family and friends.
Funded by the Friends of the Library.
Space is limited. To register, please visit our website: www.cheshirelibrary.org