Talk of Iowa
2:28 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

The Sweetest Part of Valentine's Day

Every year for Valentine's Day Americans spend over $1 billion on chocolate. Host Charity Nebbe speaks with some of Iowa's finest chocolatiers from Chocolaterie Stam, Chocolate Storybook, and Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey.

The Masts say that homemade powder as opposed to syrup is the key to making chocolate milk.
Credit Tuukka Koski / Little, Brown and Company

Also chocolate makers Rick and Michael Mast discuss their pioneering recipes.  The Brooklyn-based brothers grew up in Iowa and recently published "Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook."

The brothers recommend this red wine bonbon recipe for Valentine's Day.

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