for the love of chocolate

sinfully delicious My eating habits are fairly healthy. I mainly eat homemade food and try to have a balanced diet, especially when I am training. However, I have absolutely NO self control when it comes to chocolate, especially when it comes to premium, sinfully delicious chocolate. Who can resist a sequence of mouth-watering, undiluted bites? A sensorial trip indeed with ‘luxurious calories’ as a dear French professor used to say.
Every chocoholic knows that tasting chocolate is a ritual… a voyage of the senses.. Below is a step by step procedure as to how to truly savor chocolate:
LOOK: First of all, just look. Concentrate on the polish, the shine and especially the color of the chocolate. Colors range from milky beiges to pure mahoganies, to deep dark browns… an essential detail that uncovers the varieties of cocoa beans used.
SMELL: Breathe deeply… smell the chocolate… fill your mind and body with its aromas.
LISTEN: Break a square and listen to the cracking sound it makes. Savor the cracking as it hits your teeth.
TASTE: Taste the initial flavors, aromas and consistency. Let the chocolate melt slowly and delicately on your tongue to unveil its flavors and aromas.
Enjoy your sensorial trip!

About Mahi S

I was born on the island of Cyprus in 1971. For years, I lived the life of a nomad: I grew up in the Arab Gulf, finished high school in Cyprus, then went to the U.S. for five remarkable, life-changing years of study and work in public relations. With every change of home, I was confronted with the challenge of separation and the issue of identity, but ultimately the rewarding experience of interacting with people of different cultures has informed my life ever since. It inspired me to create an ideal setting wherever I found myself, to live meaningfully and use passion as the main ingredient in my life. I run to keep myself motivated and to fire the kind of creative thinking that keeps me balanced and content. But it’s also an ongoing challenge: since 1999, I have completed 17 half-marathons, which I try to run in a different city every time. In fact, running and travel are the two pillars of my life philosophy: “Travel is fascinating, whether it’s about a series of mesmerizing destinations or a journey within myself”. “Running keeps me sane, motivated and focused!” Right now, I am focusing on promoting my new book, ‘A squirrel in your kitchen’ an e-cookbook with quick, easy and delicious recipes (and anecdotes) from dearest friends around the world. I am also hoping to experience the fascinating challenge of a full marathon in 2016; in Athens or New York. We’ll see!

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