Ottawa, Canada, May 15, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The passion of chocolate lovers is well documented, and now those who delight in chocolate can find information and conversation on http://www.chocolarious.com
, the newest website in the Fondness Network.
There are many sites that include recipes or information about chocolate, but Herve Ngalani, chief operating officer at Vertamin, said a site that encompassed all aspects of chocolate was needed. And so chocolarious.com was created.
“We’re becoming a reliable authority on food, and also an online community for those who love to cook – and eat,” said Ngalani. “Chocolate is such an important part of the lives of a great many people, so adding a website about chocolate seemed a natural, even necessary, thing to do.”
The new website benefits from its association with the Fondness Network, he said, which includes food and drink related websites such as http://learnaboutpizza.com and coffee.gourmetrecipe.com.
The network’s parent site, http://www.gourmetrecipe.com/recipes
, is where the Fondness Network’s recipes are located. It generates a huge amount of web traffic. Recipes found on all member sites, including www.chocolarious.com, can be accessed through that website.
Over the last several months, the number of unique visitors to the network has steadily increased. Today, the Fondness Network attracts more than 10 million unique visitors every month, along with a solid base of advertisers.
Fondness’ bloggers are important contributors to the network’s recipe and knowledge base. However, Vertamin’s Ngalani said network members are really its lifeblood.
“We rely on members to contribute to our Gourmet Heartbeat online community and comment on the blogs,” he said. “The family that we are building every day is really what keeps visitors returning. It’s an exciting thing to see.”
The chocolate website includes access to recipes for chocolate dishes that can be served for all meals, even breakfast, and for snacks. It also includes a huge amount of information about chocolate that will prove handy for chefs and cooks who want to understand this food that has been popular throughout the world for hundreds of years.
Want to know how chocolate is “dutched?” Or why white chocolate is misnamed? The new Fondness Network site, http://chocolate.gourmetrecipe.com, has the answers.