11 Interesting Ways to Cook With Chocolate

Some days, it feels like chocolate will solve all of life’s problems, and today, it most certainly will, because it’s National Chocolate Day. Although national food holidays are somewhat absurd, how could one not get behind a day that celebrates all things chocolate?! It’s not only delicious eaten out of hand as a gourmet chocolate bar, but it’s also an ingredient that can be used to enhance the flavor of countless dishes. Although chocolate is mostly used in sweet preparations, it adds richness and depth to savory dishes. Ready to think outside of the box when it comes to cooking with chocolate? Here are 11 unusual ways to incorporate it into a dish.

What is your favorite chocolate dish?