Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rose Chocolates

We are in the midst of the Chocolate Season: Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter. These little beauties are truffles filled with rose-flavored chocolate ganache. Neatly lined up, snuggled within their pleated paper cups, they are alike and yet all different. The orderly arrangement emphasizes the individuality of each rose-petal-topped truffle. This box of chocolates has a lot in common with a traditional quilt. Arranged in squares, the quilt, like the chocolates, might start with one set of ingredients, the fabrics, but the arrangement of the fabrics may vary from block to block. Proximity emphasizes subtle variations.