There’s something about France and all the food there that’s as intoxicating as any wine. It’s easy to see how Julia Child could have fallen so passionately in love with the country’s cuisine. From the decadent escargot drenched in butter sauce to the fresh baguettes served at street stands, the French know their food.
And it turns out that passion and expertise apply to chocolates too—at least when it comes to the French chocolate company Salpa. Food Engineering recently was invited to visit Salpa’s factories in France, including its two chocolate factories, as well as its tea factory (see sidebar).