Australia Bushfire Benefit at NYC’s Sonnyboy

All proceeds will be donated to GIVIT, a 100% non-profit that purchases goods for those who have lost so much

As the headlines about the bushfire crisis in Australia diminish, the fires and devastation continue. Some 12.35 million acres have been destroyed, an almost unfeasible amount of space. Humans and fauna have been killed; thousands remain displaced and face immense challenges. With various these long-lasting obstacles in mind, Australian-owned LES venue Sonnyboy (a CH favorite) is hosting a bushfire benefit dinner with all proceeds going …

Dandelion Chocolate’s Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cup

Perhaps the newest and purest way to enjoy an old favorite

Dandelion Chocolate, one of our favorite collaborators and bean-to-bar makers, continues to inspire us with their dedication to crafting chocolate that’s simple to understand though oftentimes complicated to create. Their new Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cup (which could very well be the world’s first) is made of just 100% Ecuadorian Camino Verde cocoa beans and roasted Valencia peanuts. That’s it. There is no added sugar and, …

CH Japan: Touring The Yayoi Shochu Distillery

Tasting a protected appellation only produced on the Amami archipelago

Sometimes considered Japan‘s national beverage, shochu outsells sake in its homeland and the most popular version has been listed among the 25 best-selling spirits in the world. A distilled liquor, shochu carries a 500-year history in Japan. (It’s also related to Korea’s soju.) During our CH Japan excursion to the island of Amami Ōshima—the largest of an archipelago in southern Japan—we toured the Yayoi Kokuto Distillery. It’s …