Our Master Fudgeologist was born with a sweet tooth. Perhaps it has something to do with his grandmother.
See, when he was just a youngster, his grandmother was a
Cafeteria Lady - well actually, she was THE Cafeteria Lady for an
elementary school in Montebello, California.
This was back in the time when the food was prepared each
day for the school by people who worked for the school. They planned
the menu, acquired the recipes, ingredients and supplies, then cooked
and served the food.
Their names and reputations were on the line - so they took it seriously.
One of his favorite memories of going to his Grandma's
house was of the giant chocolate chip cookies Grandma would
bring home from school for him and his brothers and sisters to enjoy.
Needless to say, our budding Fudgeologist developed a taste for all things tasty!
He had his first taste of fudge when he was about 6 years old. It was a slice of fresh Rocky Road fudge (his favorite to this day).
It was at the Los Angeles County Fair. One day while wandering the fair, he came across a
"Mackinac Island Fudge" stand...and as they say...the rest is history.
He immediately fell in love with this confection that was
one part chocolate, one part nuts or marshmallows and 1,000 parts pure
Every year, he couldn't wait to get his hands on the
fudge at the Los Angeles County Fair. And once he found out he could
buy fudge at other places too, it was all over.
While growing up, he never dreamed that someday he'd be making gourmet fudge.
But be assured that nothing gives him more satisfaction than
seeing the looks on the faces of kids and grown-ups alike when they eat
his delicious fudge.