BETA5 Chocolate

Vancouver-based pastry chef Adam Chandler on why his team's recipes are reaping the awards and crowds

When CH was in Vancouver, BC for TED week, a friend’s recommendation resulted in a pitstop at the BETA5 chocolate and pastry shop. While it’s a bit out of the way in an industrial area, the line stretched out the door and we managed to nab some of the cream puffs that hadn’t yet sold out. The BETA5 craze is legitimate, and it’s no wonder …

CH Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Pint-sized gifts for everyone on your list

This time of year, showering friends, family, colleagues and your favorite bodega owner with thoughtful gifts is a congenial way to show your appreciation. More than simply a token stocking stuffer, the below items culled from the Cool Hunting gift guide make for an excellent present that’s smaller in size and a little kinder to the wallet. From a whimsically kaleidoscopic Eskayel iPhone case to …

CH Gift Guide: Coffee Culture

Beans, machines, mugs and more in our caffeinated picks from our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

We’re coffee fanatics all year-round, but as winter approaches and the waning daylight makes it harder and harder to get out of bed, what could be better than giving the gift of the perfect pick-me-up? Suitable for bean enthusiasts and casual sippers alike—there’s a good chance you’ve got at least one on your list—here are our eight coffee-inspired picks from our 2012 Gift Guide. Plus, …