The history of Brownies

We’re so often asked about the history of brownies and why they’re considered American.  (We’re also asked about why we at Dello Mano took brownies on with such passion, but that’s another story…..) Stories abound regarding brownie beginnings with some contention about our beloved brownie’s provenance. A number of people argue different theories about exactly where the first brownie recipe was developed. We here at … Continue reading The history of Brownies

Chocolate Sculptor Extraordinaire

Chocolate Sculptor Extraordinaire    No chocolate lover’s trip including our Dello Mano expedition to Paris would be complete without a visit to one of Patrick Roger’s signature stores. And what a wonderful experience it was to visit this winner of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France(2000). The store is filled with amazing displays of chocolates, the most gorgeous packaging colour and a constantly updated chocolate sculpture. … Continue reading Chocolate Sculptor Extraordinaire

Chocolate Brownies, no ….but macaroons yes!

We set out on a Dello Mano quest  to explore great pastry in Paris and wow did we find it at Pierre Herme.  For the brownie obsessed like us, there were no brownies as we know them (I say this with tongue in cheek) however, the amazing choice of pastry and chocolate was more than a little  distraction. Herme has stores in France, Japan and England. … Continue reading Chocolate Brownies, no ….but macaroons yes!