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The Sweetest Part of Valentine's Day

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Tuukka Koski
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Little, Brown and Company
Michael and Rick Mast hired a sailboat to ship 20 metric tons of cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic to Brooklyn, NY.

Every year for Valentine's Day Americans spend over $1 billion on chocolate. Host Charity Nebbe speaks with some of Iowa's finest chocolatiers from Chocolaterie Stam, Chocolate Storybook, and Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey.

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Tuukka Koski
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Little, Brown and Company

Also chocolate makers Rick and Michael Mast discuss their pioneering recipes.  The Brooklyn-based brothers grew up in Iowa and recently published "Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook."

The brothers recommend this red wine bonbon recipe for Valentine's Day.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa