Thursday, June 14, 2007

International Chocolate Salon Welcomes Celebrity Panelists

More news about TasteTV's San Francisco International Chocolate Salon:

The San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON, July 14 and 15, 2007, announces a delicious lineup of speakers and members of its Chocolate Tasting Panel, including celebrity chocolate perfume maker Yosh Han. TasteTV also announces that Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueur wil be a major sponsor of the Ten Days of Bay Area-wide chocolate events culminating with the two-day Chocolate Salon at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Conference Center.

Panelists for the International Chocolate Salon include celebrity chocolate perfume maker Yosh Han and dozens of others. July 14 & 15 at Fort Mason Conference Center in San Francisco.

During the week leading up to the International Chocolate Salon, Bloomingdale's San Francisco will present daily chocolate recipe demonstrations in its kitchen by chocolatiers XOX Truffles, Coco Delice, Cosmic Chocolates, and Coco-luxe Confections, as well as by chefs Eddie Blyden, Ryan Scott of Myth Cafe, and Murielle Roux of Absinthe Brasserie. In addition, Vermeer will be sponsoring "Chocolate Specials" on dishes, drinks, and desserts at local restaurants, bars and clubs.

Salon sponsor Vermeer produces the only chocolate liqueur made with real Dutch chocolate, and must be considered a leader in the pursuit of pure indulgence. Maurice Kanbar, the man behind the renowned SKYY vodka brand, took 4 years to source the chocolate to accompany his vision. When he eventually came across a creamery making the finest real Dutch chocolate in the Netherlands, Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueur was born.

The San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON takes place on Bastille Day Weekend, July 14 and 15, 2007 at the Fort Mason Conference Center in San Francisco. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, buyers and journalists will experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world's great culinary metropolitan areas.

International Chocolate Salon participants include NEWTREE Gourmet Belgian Chocolate, Lillie Belle Farms Artisan Chocolates, Theo Chocolate, San Francisco Chocolate Factory, XOX Truffles, Grand Avenue Chocolates, MarieBelle Fine Treats and Chocolates, DeBrito Chocolate Factory, The TeaRoom Chocolate Truffles, Terra Nostra Organic Chocolate, Gelato Classico, Coco Délice Fine Chocolates, Serendipity Chocolates, L'Artisan du chocolat, Poco Dolce, Cosmic Chocolate, Coco-luxe Confections, Saratoga Chocolates, Charles Chocolates, Rushburn Toffee Company, Couture Chocolates by Ginger Elizabeth, Amano Artisan Chocolate, The Xocholate Bar, Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueur, Quady Winery, Silkwood Wines, Four Vines Winery, Steele Wines, Sol Rouge Winery, C'est Tres Chic Chocolate Molds, Trader Joe's, Izze Beverage Company, Le Creuset, Swissmar, Putumayo World Music, Chocolate Television and TasteTV.

The Salon will also include a Chocolate Awards Tasting Panel, speakers, and demonstrations, and donates a portion of proceeds to local non-profits. Panelists and speakers include Yosh Han, Rob Valencia, Seneca Klassen , GraceAnne Walden, Emily Stone, Pam Elder, Leslie Harlib, Joan Steuer, Karletta Moniz, Herschell Taghap, Carolyn Byrnes, A.K. Crump, and Jose-Gaspar Vibal.

The San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON is July 14 & 15, 2007, Fort Mason Conference Center, San Francisco. Tickets $20 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, under 6 free. Saturday July 14th, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m, Sunday July 15th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For Advance Ticket purchases, Salon information, or for the Menu of events and specials for the Bay Area Ten Days of Chocolate, go to

Salon sponsor TasteTV is the leading New Media food, wine and lifestyle network, covering delicious topics ranging from restaurants, food, and wine to chocolate, cooking, fashion, and style. Its videos can be seen online at,,, on TiVO, Comcast On Demand, and on over 80 television stations nationwide.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

USA TODAY mention of TasteTV and TiVO

Today there is a brief but useful mention of TasteTV in the USAToday daily newspaper, in relation to its analysis of the TiVO service. It's very cool to be in a national newspaper:
You can stream music and photos and upload home movies to your TV, too. TiVo also has Web video content from CNet, iVillage, TasteTV and others that can be recorded and viewed on your TV (free with subscriptions). "This is the first of the set-top boxes to allow Internet content to show up on your TV like that," McQuivey says.

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