Category Archives: Events

What I Didn’t Know About Going to Market

When planning a start-up, sometimes the best perspective is having the startling realization of just how little you know.  I think I found Ground Zero. But this is good news.  Essential Confection participated today in a Go to Market conference offered by the … Continue reading

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We Can Lavish One Another

The continuity inherent in celebrating a meal with the local growers and beverage producers whose products comprise the meal creates an intimacy otherwise missed.  A farm dinner at the Chicago Botanic Garden offered such an opportunity. Enjoying a decidedly late summer menu that emphasized earthy … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Restaurant Week

Like to stay current on the downtown Cincinnati restaurant scene?  Need an excuse to revisit a downtown fave? This week is your chance to support what is an increasingly varied and successful mélange of DT and OTR fare. Check out the … Continue reading

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Courage and Foolishness are not Easily Distinguished

Sometimes the line between courage and foolishness is not easily distinguished until the consequences of the action are evident.  So it was on Sat as I drove to Milan, OH to the Culinary Vegetable Institute for a dinner event. Counting … Continue reading

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The Place Where Culinary Humor and Excellence Intersect

It had been six years since Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table, had visited Cincinnati.  So, it was way past time to see her again. Six years ago at Cincinnati Music Hall, Lynne gave us a glimpse into … Continue reading

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The Official Chocolate Taster

It was a chocolate day.  Tasting chocolate.  Tempering chocolate.  Learning about single-origin and chocolate blends. Day 2 at the Philadelphia National Candy, Gift and Gourmet Show in Atlantic City was spent tasting chocolate for the Essential Salted Chocolate Caramel.  Chocolate distributors … Continue reading

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The Essential Caramel: Simple Excellence

Philadelphia rush hour traffic and cloud cover-induced GPS failure notwithstanding, I landed at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City last evening for the Philadelphia National Candy, Gift and Gourmet Show. I can’t help but observe the juxtaposition of the … Continue reading

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