Art of Eating

Art of Eating is a tribute to M.F.K. Fisher covering topics such as food writing, recipes, classes, cooking tours, restaurant reviews, my eating experiences, book and cookbooks reviews and more. Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. ~Voltaire

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Annmarie Kostyk has had a love affair with food since she was a toddler. She is a huge foodie and her passion is chocolate. Through her college years, studying art history at Lake Forest College and history at Indiana University, Annmarie worked at a chocolate shop and the love of chocolate and baking anything chocolate carried through to her personal life with family and friends.

Her professional life included working as an Assistant Pastry Chef at Le Meridien Hotel (now the Conrad Chicago) in Chicago and catering for family and friends. In 2006, Annmarie Kostyk graduated with honors earning a Professional Chocolatier Certificate granted by the Professional School of Chocolate Arts Ecole Chocolate in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She has been working with and writing about chocolate ever since.

Annmarie has been collecting and consuming chocolate bars from all over the world and currently has a collection of over 250 chocolate bars which she has experienced. Currently, she is a contributor to a variety of websites on health, home and food. Her blog is and you may also follow her on Twitter and her Facebook Fan Page (Annmarie Kostyk) for day to day information on chocolate and food. She lives in Chicago.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Piece of Chocolate a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Monday, June 4, 2012

Have you tried Marou Chocolate, a bean to bar chocolate maker from Vietnam? I'm eating the Single Origin Dong Nai 72%. It's outstanding!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Demand for cocoa is expected to climb 30% in the next 10 years creating a 25% shortage of current supply.

Cacao pod husks – a major by-product of cocoa processing – could provide industry with a new, environmentally friendly source of pectin.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sin City Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Cobbler

AeroShot Delivers the Taste of Chocolate Without the Calories