Dello Mano explores how the Easter Bunny come about?

We all know that the Easter bunny is a rabbit that sneaks into people’s homes the night before Easter and hides colored eggs, chocolates and for the very stylish 😉 , Dello Mano Luxury Brownies . But questions remain – What does Easter have to do with bunnies ? Where did the Easter Bunny originate from? And  is the Easter Bunny contactable to tell him … Continue reading Dello Mano explores how the Easter Bunny come about?

Where did the term “brownie points” come from?

Here at Dello  Mano we’d like to think that everyone is striving for “brownie points” – we certainly are! A client came into our  store the other day and asked abut the term and it got us thinking. For most of us, the term brownie refers to delicious squares of chocolate heaven but when followed by ‘points’, it implies something totally different. We use the … Continue reading Where did the term “brownie points” come from?

Brownie Love for Chocolate

Over the past few weeks we’ve had the pleasure of Elizabeth visiting our store and sharing some stories about her family history. Since we love a food history story here at Dello Mano,  we thought we’d share it with you. Elizabeth is the grand-daughter of William Love, a Scottish Chocolatier who settled in and around Woolongong NSW. He was friends with Edwin “Ted” Street (of … Continue reading Brownie Love for Chocolate

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!