The humble idli grinder is enabling a global fine chocolate movement

As a child, I always thought of the idli grinder at home as my mother’s best friend, saving her a lot of trouble. This same grinder is now used to make award-winning luxury chocolates: the ones that sell at ?800 per bar in luxury retail outlets worldwide!

In 2004, John Nanci, founder of the US-based Chocolate Alchemy, spotted a photo of an old-style melanger and noticed the resemblance to the way more affordable Indian wet grinders. This, in many ways, meant the start of the global bean-to-bar fine chocolate movement. Both hobbyists and serious chocolate-makers could now use these compact grinders and make small batches of chocolate all by themselves at home, starting right from the cocoa bean stage.Read more

Source web page : The Hindu

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