Today we’ll "talk chocolate" as I welcome Pam Vieau, owner and resident chocolatier of Chocolate Inspirations, Inc. We’ll share some fabulous, dairy-free chocolate and dessert recipes. Now that's sweet! Pam is a culinary artist with eighteen years of experience developing and marketing specialty chocolate products including her new line of “Vegan Confections.” She is an accomplished chocolatier, having trained under American, Swiss, Belgian and French Master Chocolatiers. Pam traded a batch of her homemade cookies for her first chocolate machine and launched her own specialty chocolate mail order/internet company, Chocolate Inspirations, Inc. Pam has received a national award and high accolades for her homemade English Toffee. She specializes in customizing original chocolate creations for clients including a chocolate birthday cake for Mayor Richard M. Daley and a chocolate Space Shuttle box for Senator John Glenn. Pam also teaches and she has also been contracted for on-site training, consulting and research and development for various small and large chocolate, flavor and confection companies. Her television guest appearances include: CBS Chicago Morning Show, CBS Chicago Morning News, “Taste” on NBC, and she has been featured in Chocolatier Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Daily Herald.