Chocolate! A food of sacred origin, is too often consumed mindlessly in the modern world. Nutritionally superior to almost all foods touted for antioxidants, the indiscriminate and over consumption of chocolate counterproductively undermines health.
Deep Tasting: A Chocolate Lover's Guide to Meditation introduces the method of Chocolate Tasting Meditation™ or CTM™ . Chocolate, consumed mindfully, can improve our ability to taste and appreciate better quality, artisan chocolates. Supporting artisan, or craft, chocolate promotes sustainable agriculture, protects rainforests, the working conditions and livelihoods of farmers, and economic justice. Learn Deep Tasting through the guided tasting meditations found on this website and Dr. Peluso's book, Deep Tasting: A Chocolate Lover's Guide to Meditation. This book can open the doors to the spiritual practice of more traditional meditation and to sacred activism for those who wish to make this world a better place. But if your goal is simply to become a more discerning consumer of chocolate, the Deep Tasting techniques you will learn here will place you on the path to fully appreciate the world's finest, most highly rated chocolates as featured in Rev. R. M. Peluso Riffs on Chocolate blog, New Chocolate Tasting Meditations blog and the C-spot.com where Dr. Peluso has served as a reviewer since 2006.
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Deep Tasting Chocolate & Whiskey
Over 140 superior chocolate & whiskey pairings
How to Taste Chocolate
How to Taste Whiskey
Where Flavor Comes From
How to Describe Aroma & Flavor
Single Origins, Single Malts, Blends
Scotch, Bourbon & Rye
Award-winning Selections of International Whiskeys and Chocolates
Craft Distillers & Craft Chocolate Makers
The Keys to Creating Fool-Proof Matches
Defines moderate consumption
Mindfulness to avoid over-consumption
R. M. Peluso's well researched Deep Tasting Chocolate & Whiskey offers readers a delicious guide to the nature of my favorite two things –Ralph Erenzo, Tuthiltown Spirits
This website is dedicated to restoring sacred purpose and intention to cacao and chocolate through mindful consumption.
Advance Praise for Deep Tasting Chocolate & Whiskey:
The pleasure of tasting a specific food requires a meditative concentration that particularly suits the appreciation of chocolate and whiskey as R. M. Peluso so well describes... –John Scharffenberger, co-founder, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker
A thoroughly researched and analytical approach to finding the harmonies in two gustatory luxuries–whisky and chocolate. By deconstructing and detailing the essences of the two, R. M. Peluso explains how and why their similar and contrasting flavors can work in synergy to achieve some dazzling pairings. –Davin de Kergommeaux, author, Canadian Whisky:The New Portable Expert
Read more reviews in the book!
Deep Tasting : A Chocolate Lover's Guide to Meditation from Ritual Communications
Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes now!
Workshop Seattle: The Northwest Chocolate Festival November 12 & 13
Signing & Guided Tasting Seattle: Chocolopolis November 10
Signing NYC: Morris-Jumel Mansion April 8, 3pm
Signing NYC: The Meadow, 523 Hudson Street May 21, 2-4pm
Workshops Seattle: The Northwest Chocolate Festival November 11&12
Think you can't meditate? "If you like chocolate, I can teach you to meditate." –R. M. Peluso
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR DEEP TASTING
...R. M. Peluso takes her readers to a level of tasting that is beyond any other I've seen before... --Shawn Askinosie, Founder & CEO Askinosie Chocolate ...A unique and fascinating guide to the taste, aroma, and even the making of fine artisanal chocolate...all chocolate lovers will learn much from this delightful and instructive read. Highly recommended! --Michael D. Coe, author, The Maya; co-author, The True History of Chocolate ...For those who practice meditation or are exploring it, her chocolate meditation exercises will be a real treat...I think anyone who loves chocolate will find this an enlightening and enjoyable read. --Pam Williams, Founder & President, Ecole Chocolate Professional School of Chocolate Making; co-author, Raising the Bar: The Future of Fine Chocolate ...I started using chocolate, consciously, as a tool to focus my attention during my meditation...it allowed me to calm my mind, and filter out distractions, faster than when not using it. Chocolate is going to be part of my regular meditation routine from now on! --Clay Gordon, author, Discover Chocolate (Full reviews are available in the book.)
Deep Tasting. Indulge and Lose Weight.
Indulge in aromas and flavors more profoundly satisfying than ever before through being fully present using Deep Tasting. Learn Deep Tasting through Chocolate Tasting Meditation™ and other techniques developed by Dr. Peluso. Enjoy every morsel and lose weight
New Chocolate Tasting Meditations™
Blog featuring exciting new audio guided tastings to accompany featured artisan chocolates and through links to the world's best artisan chocolate makers.
Reverend R. M. Peluso Riffs on Chocolate Blog featuring RM's unique, and sometimes outrageous, improvised takes on products, events and issues in the chocolate world, played with nose for quality, authenticity, ethics and justice.
Rev. R. M. for your conference or fund raiser! Contact us to speak on chocolate or lead a guided chocolate tasting or pairing for your next event.