Here now, part one of Eater's collaboration with our friends at tech blog Gizmodo. Our offering to their Taste Test 2.0 week, here's a video exploring the science and technology employed by craft chocolate makers, Mast Brothers.
Chances are if you've seen photos or videos of the Mast Brothers, a pair of bearded artisanal chocolatiers based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you think they're hipster Luddite fools, self-serious caricatures of the neo-Arts and Crafts movement. Happily, that's not the case.
Beneath their beards are smiles and considerable charm. And the quality of their chocolate is beyond dispute — they supply to Thomas Keller's New York City restaurant Per Se, among other high-end restaurants. I recently stopped by to visit Rick, the ginger minger older brother, and Michael, his quiet brother.
Video: How It's Made: Mast Brothers Chocolate