Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tasty Tuesday Vendor Spotlight

For the month of July I've decided to feature something sweet and tasty!  As you will read, each of our Simply Tasty Tuesday Vendors bring something unique and special to any event.  So sit back and relax as we take you on a sweet journey with today's spotlight vendor ~

Katherine Anne Confections 

From a small farm in Wisconsin Katherine Duncan was using cream from her family's Jersey cows to create soft, old-fashioned caramels at the age of 10.  That early passion has led her to Chicago where she is the owner of  Katherine Anne Confections

Having been in business for five (5) years, when coming up with unique flavors, Katherine looks for other desserts and flavor combinations that may have not been paired with chocolate or caramel before.  Homemade from scratch, she and her staff make and eat a lot of chocolate to come up with the best flavors!

Currently renting kitchen space in Logan Square, Katherine doesn't have a storefront where you can come in and make on-site purchases.  However, if you are interested in a truffle making party (perfect for bachelorette!!) they do open up their production studio as well as their limited-edition preview parties which happen monthly during the summer.

When asked for that one piece of advice for brides, Katherine stated,
"Use edible favors, even if they aren't mine (though mine are delicious!). An edible favor is one that is guaranteed to be enjoyed and appreciated by all ages"

July Katherine Anne Confections is launching their new summer seasonal truffles & caramel which will be around 'til the end of August:

- Porter Hazelnut Truffle is milk chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, locally brewed porter, and malted milk crisp. It has lots of caramel and roast-y notes, with a subtle tang from the porter.

- Blackberry Fennel Truffle is farmer's market blackberries, fresh grated fennel, pastis, and fennel pollen with bittersweet chocolate. It's dark, intense, and fruity.

- Apricot Basil Truffle is local roasted apricots, homegrown basil, and bittersweet chocolate. Caramelized apricots and fragrant basil create a complex, fruity, and summery flavor.

- Strawberry Balsamic Caramel is our classic honey caramel, infused with white peach balsamic, and blended with local market strawberries. Sweet and tangy, fruity and delicious, this was a spring favorite last year and is returning for a triumphant summer season!

To PURCHASE these treats it's best to order online at katherine-anne.com. They are also found at several Whole Foods stores throughout Chicago, and 6 farmers markets each week.  Contact information for Katherine Anne Duncan • phone at 773.727.3248 • email.
 ~ Sweet Peace

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1 comment:

  1. Never had truffles before, but if I ate chocolate (or wasn't allergic..lol) I would eat them because they look amazing!!



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