This week’s guest on Chefs Coast to Coast is an exciting one. Who wouldn’t want to be a chocolate expert? Chicago native, Valerie Beck is the founder of Chocolate Uplift and of Valerie’s Original Chocolate Tours. The chocolate expert has been featured numerous times on TV, radio and print. Beck created the first chocolate tours in 2005 to introduce chocolate lovers to small-batch chocolate shops and bakeries.

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Try This Week’s Recipe!


Text version of this recipe

Metabolism Boosting Breakfast


  • Grapfruit
  • Cacao Beans


  • Crumble 2 raw cacao beans on a grapefruit half
  • Enjoy!

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