Out of the darkness…

comp_choc_spoon.Smoke may get in your eyes but chocolate gets into your soul. My soul has appetites so there is always chocolate in the store cupboard lest my soul should go hungry. A small pile of thin, flat slabs of intense chocolate wait patiently in the darkness of the cupboard. Sometimes I peel back the shiny foil and snap off a small square to enjoy with a glass of red wine. As the chocolate melts on my tongue it brings to mind the pleasure of dipping into a soft mass of dark, molten sweetness. Nothing bad can come out that, now can it?


About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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43 Responses to Out of the darkness…

  1. Nothing bad at all my friend…

  2. Wish I could be chez vous for tea today. That looks amazing!

  3. This is the kind of photography I envy. God knows when I’ll have the time to get back to you 😦

  4. catterel says:

    mmmmmmhhhhh —–

  5. Eha says:

    It’s about ten pm on a quiet night here . . . not even a mouse to be heard . . . methinks it is time for bed, very definitely with a couple of squares of dark chocolate in hand – the fastest and most pleasant sleeping tablet in the world . . .

  6. Am not really a chocolate or red wine girl (bad, bad migraines) – but you have such a way with words and photos that I’d risk the most chronic migraine in the world right now for a little of each!

  7. Chocolate, I say, is good for anything that ails you!

  8. Really jealous of your photography. Can only wish to be this talented one day!

  9. I’m more partial to European chocolate, as opposed to American. It’s less waxy, even a different type of sweetness. It’s almost more subtle and creamier. That’s not to say I’d turn down any chocolate, if it were offered to me.

    • I think that most American chocolate, such as Mars and Hershey, isn’t real chocolate. I once ate 100% chocolate at the Paris shop, Debauve and Gallais.The first impression was extremely bitter and strange and then you are hit with this intense chocolate taste that is unforgettable.

  10. Love the title and as for the description of the chocolate waiting in your cupboard – so few words but so evocative. And I follow you for your photography, maybe I will have to have a rethink 😉

  11. Chocolate and red wine: my favorite food groups. 😉

  12. alifemoment says:

    Why the chocolate is so good? I love it 🙂

  13. If you ever write a chocolate cookbook to go with your wonderful photos, you have the perfect first line.

  14. Chaya says:

    i’m tempted to make chocolate cake right now!

  15. Hi Roger, I love reading your blog, I covet the food on your table! the photos are like walking past a pastry shop, your image the window, and your prose the wonderful smells that tempt us in! I am off to get a glass of wine, and a nibble of chocolate…..

  16. Sally says:

    Chocolate and red wine are part of your 5 a day aren’t they?

  17. Amanda says:

    OMG I couldn’t agree with you more re: chocolate. Beautiful photography. And YUM re the brownie. Yes.

  18. Dark chocolate and red wine…… seducing….. after a day of hard work….. no that is just an excuse…. !!!

  19. Your last photograph is perfect. I can taste it.

  20. Your snapped chocolate pieces are so much more elegant than mine… currently sipping a glass of red wine, you’ve reminded of the gigantic 1 foot long Easter Toblerone milk chocolate bar I have stashed in the pantry. It was (UN?)intentionally not given to my children.. and now visions of chocolate smeared all over my face and a wedge in my cheek makes your melting dark chocolate seem so much more appropriate:D I love chocolate.. and then.. you tease us with a dessert and no recipe. I will make do with Tobelerone;)xx

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