It's Chocolate Week on Cooking Channel

By: Roberto Ferdman

Love may be in the air around Valentine's Day, but we all know what goes on the dessert plate. Whether drizzled over strawberries or layered in a decadent cake, there's nothing quite like the sinfully sweet taste of chocolate.

From classic (and always classy) chocolate souffle, to confections like chocolate-covered bacon that push the cacao bean boundaries, there are endless ways to indulge. Devour them all this week on Cooking Channel.

Tune in to get your chocolate fix.

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Give in to your chocolate cravings and explore the great world of chocolate! The Unique Eats crew covers it all, including gourmet confections like chocolate fleur de sel toffee, nostalgic baked treats like whoopie pies, outrageous hand-formed chocolate salamis, and chocolate sea salt crostatas. These handmade chocolate treats are guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds. Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8 at 9:00pm ET.

Chocoholics rejoice - Hungry Girl shows you how to enjoy your favorite Valentine's Day chocolate indulgences guilt-free in Chocolate 911. Try out her recipes for Chocolate Marshmallow Mississippi Mug Pie, Madness Cupcakes, over-the-top dessert drink, Mounds Bar Martini, and to top it all off: her non-alcoholic Hot 'N' Nutty Liquid Brownie. Tune in Thursday, February 10 at 5:00pm ET.

Join Mo on a journey through the deep, dark path of chocolate from the depths of the South American rainforest to the back rooms of master chocolatiers. See how Hershey's Kisses have been challenged by Victorian clad blenders at Mast Brothers Chocolate in New York, and what discover some crazy but delectable confections you may want to add to your Valentine's Day wish list. Tune in tonight, Monday, February 7th at 9:00pm ET.

With a week left until the big day, Aida's already craving chocolate... first it's chocolate bliss with Aida's Double Chocolate Malted Tart and Mexican Chocolate Frozen Bananas. Then she moves on to her velvety Chocolate-Almond Butter Fudge Sauce. And last but not least, she stirs up a decadent Raspberry Hot Chocolate. Tune in Wednesday, December 9 at 9am ET.

In search of Valentine's Day inspiration? Join chocolate lover Giada as she shares three ways to incorporate chocolate into your dinner plans. Sip on her Chocolate Espresso Bellini, take a bite of her Chocolate and Brie Panini, or end the meal with her rich Gianduja Souffle. Tune in Saturday, February 12 at 8:30pm ET.

Team up with Tyler Florence on his quest for the Ultimate Chocolate Dessert in New York City. Learn a recipe for Bittersweet Chocolate Cloud Cake, then move on to Lusanne, Switzerland, for a lesson in Espresso Coffee Truffles. Last, it's back to Manhattan to watch Tyler craft his own Decadent Chocolate Cake. Tune in Thursday, February 10 at 1:00pm ET.

From the ancient Mayans and Aztecs to the chocolatiers of Beverly Hills, the Valentine's Day aphrodisiac has long been one of our favorite foods. You won't want to miss out when we trace its growth from a ceremonial drink to a billion dollar industry, and even explore its scandalous links to romance and surprising role in the heyday of Hollywood. Tune in Thursday, February 10 at 12:30pm ET.

Also make sure to check out the rest of our chocolate devoted line-up:

FoodCrafters - Cacao Tuesday, February 8 at 8:30pm ET.

Follow that Food - Follow that Chocolate tonight, Monday, February 7 at 8pm ET.

Food Jammers - Chocolate City Thursday, February 10 at 10:30pm ET.

Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello - Chocolate Thursday, February 10 at 11am ET.

Good Deal with David Lieberman - Late Night Chocolate Party Wednesday, February 9 at 10am ET.

Is chocolate on your Valentine's Day Menu? Visit Cooking Channel's Everything Valentine's Day for delicious recipes and lots of romantic ideas.

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