Scharffen Berger Chocolate

24-Sep-2008 by

photo by Shana Ray

September 19, 2008 

Dr. Robert Steinberg, who was a foodie,  died this week at the age of 61 after a 20 year battle with cancer.  He was a family physician who became a partner with former patient, John Scharffenberger, founded Scharffen Berger Chocolate company.  This artisanal San Francisco Bay Area chocolate company provides quality chocolate that is affordable.


While I am not a chocoholic I adore the quality and flavour of Scharffen Berger!

For a wonderful first hand story of this gifted man I recommend reading the blog of David Lebovitz, a who  trained and worked at Alice Waters’ world-famous restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California for 12 years.  He is an award winning author and dessert and chocolate athority.  His titles include Room For Dessert, Ripe For Dessert, and my favourite The Great Book of Chocolate. 

For those who have a "sweet-tooth" his recipes are not to be missed.


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Ganesh Dutta says :

Dr. Robert Steinberg remains forever in our memory..............really he is a great foodie!
Posted on: 26 September 2008 - 12:06am
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Monica says :

A man after my own heart. Monica
Posted on: 26 September 2008 - 10:39am