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Hardcover The Chocolate Bible Book

ISBN: 0670873713

ISBN13: 9780670873715

The Chocolate Bible

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In a unique collaboration, Christian Teubner, the master pastry chef and world-renowned food photographer; Sybil Grafin Schonfeldt, cultural historian of culinary practice; Silvio Rizzi, food writer... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Chocolate Heaven

My job is to sell chocolate - when it comes to finding a decent book on the subject, nobody knows the truffles I've seen. This book will be a gift to many of my customers who want to create decadent desserts as well as know some of the basics around chocolate and cocoa.If you want to learn more about chocolate, buy this book. If you want to taste some of the best chocolate made in America...

great resource

An excellent book. Covers: history of chocolate, cocoa harvesting and varieties, chocolate manufacturing, tempering, making chocolate designs, chocolate decorations, cake making, chocolate fillings and coverings. Recipes include tortes, small pastries (like petit 4's and cookies), a big candy section. Also individual desserts like charlottes, mousses, souffles, and icecreams, as well as chocolate drinks. Lists equipment manfacturers in the back.The book is beautiful and would be great for the coffee table even if you didn't use the recipes. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but they look sound from my experience. I feel it's different enough from other chocolate books to warrant buying. Compared to its peers that I own (Cocolat, the International chocolate cookbook, and Death by Chocolate) I would say this book excells in the presentation category for sure. It gives info on chocolate history that some of the other books don't. There are a LOT of recipes in this book. I would not recommend this book (or any of the other chocolate books I own, actually except for maybe Cocolat) for the absolute beginner unless he or she has another complementary book about cakes or pastries. The reason is while a lot of techniques are shown here, not a lot of "this is what can go wrong, and why" statements are included. So, if you goof, you might not know why. It doesn't go into which chocolate brands are the best, or talk about other ingredients (eggs, flour, etc) at all. In other words, the strengths of this book are presentation, showing techniques, history, recipe variety, but not recipe understanding. Probably my 2nd favorite chocolate book that I own (behind Cocolat). This book won the 1998 IACP award in the baking category.


If you love chocolate yourself, or if you simply know someone who loves chocolate, as I do, this is THE definitive work! It begins with a fascinating look at the history of chocolate and then goes on to give us every chocolate recipe imaginable--and some that are not! There are recipes for candies, cakes, cookies, fillings and cocoas, all generously laced with gorgeous photographs that only add to the enjoyment of the book. Of particular interest to me and my family was the recipe for Mexican chocolate sauce, a wonderful combination of chilies and chocolate. The book also has recipes and tips for decorating with chocolate. I've tried many of the recipes and all have turned out simply delicious. And, if you're looking for a dessert to impress guests, you're sure to find it here! For the chocolate lovers of the world, this book certainly has it all.

The ultimate book on real chocolate.

This is truely a chocolate bible. It coveres everything from the origins of chocolate to its preparation and storage. As an expert, I highly recommend this book. It can be used by a layman or a professional. Buy it, you won't be sorry.

Fantastic Book!

This is the book I have been looking for. It has everything the chocolate lover needs. Everything from the history of chocolate, types of chocolate, how chocolate is made, through melting, tempering, molding and cooking with chocolate. You will not be sorry that you added this one to your collection.
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