Shaffer Named Top Chocolatier
Kate Shaffer and her husband Steve started Black Dinah Chocolatiers in 2007 on Isle au Haut. It's taken just four years, but the couple has garnered national attention and recognition for its shop located on an island with less than 100 full-time residents. Kate has been named by Dessert Profressional magazine as one of the finest chocolatiers not just in the country, but in all of North America. She is featured in the publication's December issue. In addition the couple just released Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier (Down East Books), a book that features chocolate recipes as well as essays about remote island life.