Food & Drink My Top Ten by Ruthie Caroliner The owner and chocolatier of The Velvet Chocolatier shares her favorite things. By Lauren Bell | February 2018 Christopher Myers Jean-Pierre Wybauw book: I’ve had this book for years. It was written by a wonderful Belgian chocolatier who taught a chocolate course I attended. Sheep Go To Sleep: One of my favorite books to read with my grandchildren. Wedding band: A constant reminder of my favorite person ever, my husband. Gym membership: I always start my day by going to the gym. It makes me feel good and allows me to have some room for chocolate sampling. Dental floss: Some people carry lipstick in their pocketbook, I carry floss. Need I say more? Remote control: I work with a television in the kitchen, so I need this to watch all of my favorites. I think it makes the chocolate taste more delicious. Chocolate dipping fork: This is essential for coating the perfect ganache. Chocolate Cashew Chew: Toasted cashews and creamy vanilla caramel, dipped in chocolate. It’s my personal favorite chocolate treat in the kitchen. I have two every day, thus the need for the gym. The Wicked soundtrack: This is always playing in my car, and I love to sing along with my grandchildren. Reusable cup: Always carrying my own cup for water and coffee. Doing my part to save the world.