Title: Real Chocolate: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Nature's Purest Form of Bliss
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications January 2003
0847825159 / 9780847825158
Seller ID: 125337
Unadulterated and pure, real chocolate is truly good for you-rich in minerals, antioxidants, and a natural antidepressant. At last, free yourself from the guilt of eating and enjoying chocolate with these sensuous recipes that satisfy both mind and body.
For Chantal Coady, real chocolate is definitely a miracle food. Proprietor of the Rococo shop on London's Kings Road--a place of pilgrimage for chocolate lovers from all over the world--Chantal is evangelical in her zeal to remind the world of the marvel real chocolate is. Her mission is to distinguish real chocolate made with all-natural ingredients from the oversweetened additive and fat-laden candy product that is so often passed off as the real thing. She is also an ardent advocate of chocolate's mood-enhancing and health-boosting qualities.
Beginning with a brief history of chocolate, the book goes on to explain the processes involved in taking cocoa from bean to bar, and how different varieties can be blended to yield a subtly complex final flavor. With the Five Senses Chocolate Test, we learn how to recognize true quality in chocolate in the marketplace. In the Chocolate Know-How section, a series of user-friendly "master classes" employ step-by-step photographs to demonstrate tampering, molding, and sculpting, as well as various ways to make ganache.
The heart of the book, Real Chocolate Delight, contains fifty delicious recipes arranged in three chapters on Savory Chocolate; Desserts and Drinks; and Cookies, Cakes, and Breads. Here you'll find fail-safe instructions for timeless favorites like Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Roulade, as well as startling new departures like White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Saffronand Cardamom, Dark Chocolate and Cherry "Creme Brulee," Pan-Roasted Chicken with Chocolate Vinegar, and even Chocolate sushi.
Read "Real Chocolate" and you'll never again look at this daily treat in the same way. Not only will you have a greater understanding of its makeup and versatility, but you will be able to work with chocolate to create taste sensations you never dreamed were possible.