We’ve all heard about the perfect pairing of peanut butter and jelly.
But what about chocolate and jam?
Two Park Cities tastemakers behind alcohol-infused Jammit Jam are returning to the Dallas Chocolate festival this September to showcase just how well their preserves pair with the candy.
(ABOVE: Stephanie Magilow and Andrea Chatterji. Courtesy photo)
Presented by dallaschocolate.org, the Dallas Chocolate Festival will celebrate the “Future of Chocolate” Sept. 7 through 9 with more than 90 chocolate makers and chocolatiers from around the world – and locally. Park Cities chocolatier Truman Wilson also will showcase his Truman bars at the three-day festival.
Festival highlights include a Friday night VIP Party and Saturday’s family-friendly expo offering samples, shopping opportunities, demonstrations, and classes at Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.). Sunday’s hands-on workshops, including a chocolate tasting class and a chocolate making workshop, will be held at Whole Foods Market in Preston Forest Shopping Center.
“Similar to the recent craft beer revolution, the artisan chocolate industry is in the midst of a renaissance,” said festival founder Sander Wolf. “There is so much good work being done, from farms around the world to mom and pop businesses within the United States. We look forward to sharing it with the chocolate lovers of Dallas at our festival.”
Stephanie Magilow and Andrea Chatterji, the creative minds behind Jammit Jam, will speak to the future of chocolate by showing how well it can pair with their boozy flavors, such as apple cinnamon bourbon and raspberry ginger stout.
Because Jammit Jam is not as sweet as traditional jam, the two moms believe it can incorporate well with sugary confections and savory dishes, such as a mole sauce or used as a glaze for salmon or pork dishes.
Since the summer of 2012, the duo has taken their hobby from the kitchen to the St. Michael’s Farmers Market to grocery stores such as Royal Blue and Central Market.
All of their jam flavors are made of three main ingredients: an herb, a fruit, and alcohol. The alcohol is cooked out in the process, so the jams are edible for all ages.
The name in case you’re wondering came straight from the kitchen when Chatterji shouted, “It’s not jelly, it’s jammit, damn it!”
Mark Your Calendars:
WHAT: Dallas Chocolate Festival
WHEN: Sept. 7-9
WHERE: Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave No. 167 (main event); Whole Foods Market, 11700 Preston Road (workshops)
COST: $35 adults, $5 children under 10 (main event); $150 (all-day workshop pass)