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The advent and swift rise of the chocolate chip cookie offers some of the best stories in American myth-making and king-making. It might feel like this favorite treat is part of our national heritage, perhaps dating back to the founding fathers, but not until 1930 was the first batch impulsively baked in the kitchen of a Massachusetts inn. How quickly it became our nation's favorite is what makes the chocolate chip cookie more relentlessly American than even apple pie. Easily commodified and mass-produced, it birthed new business moguls overnight, ultimately accounting for more than half of all homemade cookies, with sales of 6 billion packaged cookies annually in the U.S.-it's the stuff of legend. Revisit the Toll House Inn kitchen of Ruth Wakefield, who one fateful day took an ice pick to a block of chocolate and sprinkled it into her cookie dough, spawning a national craving that continues unabated to this day. Get to know the first chocolate chip cookie-preneurs and their unlikely success stories. Did you know that Wally "Famous" Amos was a successful music talent agent who signed Dionne Warwick and Simon and Garfunkel to recording contracts before he decided a brighter future lay in perfecting his dear aunt's irresistible cookie recipe? Or that Mrs. Fields was a determined young trophy wife whose husband said her idea of trying to sell her chunky, chewy cookies would never work? And the recipes are packed into this book like brown sugar in a measuring cup, from close approximations of the original Toll House and Mrs. Fields recipes to creative variations like Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies. Vegan, gluten-free, and low-fat/low-cal recipes are here, too. So whether you prefer yours crunchy or soft, with or without nuts, you'll be delighted by the wealth of fun facts and delicious recipes in The Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Book-and you're sure to be scrambling for the pantry or nearest bakery to feed your craving.
If you've ever had a fantasy of living on a Maine island, this book is for you. It,s just icing on the cake it that is also happens to involve chocolate. Kate Shaffer and her husband moved to remote Isle au Haut nearly seven years ago. Once there, they were inspired to open a chocolate company and cafe featuring delicious chocolate and fresh Maine ingredients. Now their products are shipped all over the world ~ and their island cafe is a true Maine destination. This armchair travel log and cookbook all in one describes the fantasies ~ and fantastic realities ~ of island life in Maine while featuring more than forty-five of Shaffer,s delicious recipes for her renowned chocolates and chocolate-inspired recipes from her seasonal cafe.
Got problems? Get chocolate! Chocolate Therapy is a chocolate cookbook like no other, combining 100 irresistible recipes with tips on how chocolate works to lift your spirits and fight depression, fun chocolate trivia, quotes, and fascinating facts. You'l find yummy recipes with clever titles like Regression Cake and Freudian Fondue, as well as simply mouthwatering treats like Warm Chocolate Souffle Tart, Venus Cheesecake and Rich Tiramisu Squares. And, of course, there are the priceless quotes like Katharine Hepburn's "What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate," reminding chocolate-lovers everywhere that they are not alone.
Building on the concept of The Gourmet's Guide to Cooking with Wine" and The Gourmet's Guide to Cooking with Beer," this fully illustrated book shows how to use chocolate as the ultimate convenience ingredient that will add big impact to your cooking and baking repertoire.Why? Chocolate is versatile. It can be used with many different types of food. Use it to add variety and flavor to ordinary dishes. Add chocolate and you instantly add class to the most humble fare. With more than 150 recipes for savory dishes and inspired desserts--all featuring chocolate--you'll never look at a candy bar the same way again.
Created in 2005, The World Chocolate Masters competition was initiated to celebrate the skill of chocolatiers and has featured many talented individuals who have been selected as the finest chocolate craftspeople in the country. Producing a selection of mouthwatering chocolate creations including pralines, chocolate cakes, showpieces made entirely of chocolate and a mystery item, these chocolatiers are the ultimate chocolate masters.The cookbook follows the 2011 competition across each country and through all the stages, photographing the stunning creations along the way and including all the winning recipes. Together with chef profiles and all you need to know about chocolate this is the definitive guide to the world's most well-loved ingredient.
A gorgeous collection of recipes from London's most exclusive chocolatier. Rococo makes the finest chocolates in the world. Its founder, Chantal Coady, has been a pioneer of the nouveau chocolat revolution for 30 years. She established the award-winning Rococo chocolate business and school and continues to blaze the trail for chocolate creativity. In this beautiful and indulgent book, Chantal shares her expertise and chocolate alchemy. From the perfect ganache recipe to delicious salted caramel truffles, and from a stunning chocolate roulade to extreme chocolate combinations, Rococo celebrates gastronomy's finest, most complex and luxurious of ingredients - chocolate.
Everyone needs to treat themselves from time to time, and there's no better way than with the world's most naughty-but-unbelievably-nice ingredient. From cakes and bakes to desserts and sweets, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Chocolate Recipes provides you with 200 irresistible recipes to satisfy every sweet tooth, including clever variations and new ideas. Every recipe is illustrated and includes clear step-by-step instructions, making them suitable for any cook. Whether indulging yourself on the sofa or stunning guests with these tantalising dishes, you'll never need another chocolate recipe book again.
Chocolate by the Bald Man is an imaginative chocolate franchise with over 20 locations in five countries. The restaurants offer playfully named confections like the s'more-inspired Chocolate Pizza - alongside traditional main courses. The atmosphere - a Wonka-like, family friendly space that boasts gigantic vats of churning chocolate - also serves as a main attraction for its diverse clientele of tourists, locals and the occasional celebrity. CHOCOLATE: A LOVE STORY is a colorful cookbook that captures the joy and energy of the restaurants with over 50 original recipes for the restaurant's most popular chocolate treats. The book is narrated in the quirky, captivating voice of the restaurant's semi-fictional "Bald Man," Max Brenner" and bold illustrations mirror the restaurant's decor and menu design. Full-colour photos accompany the easy-to-follow recipes. An eye-catching celebration of the franchise's chocolate culture, CHOCOLATE: A LOVE STORY will tempt Max Brenner fans and win new devotees.
Stories and recipes from the Mast Brothers, makers and purveyors of America's finest craft chocolate. The Mast Brothers are pioneers of the bean-to-bar craft chocolate movement. Sourcing cocoa with unique flavor profiles from around the equator, they roast the beans in small batches to create truly handmade chocolate, one of the very few chocolate makers to do so. At their flagship factory and retail shop in Brooklyn, their distinctive bars are wrapped in exquisite custom papers that they have designed and are sold at specialty food shops around the country and around the world. Many of the world's pre-eminent chefs, including Thomas Keller, Dan Barber, Daniel Humm, Alice Waters, and Alain Ducasse choose Mast Brothers Chocolate for cooking for its purity and distinctive tasting notes. In MAST BROTHERS CHOCOLATE: A FAMILY COOKBOOK they share their unique story and recipes for classic American desserts like chocolate cookies and cakes, brownies, bars, milkshakes, and even home-made whoopie pie. There are mouthwatering savory dishes as well, like Pan-seared Scallops with Cocoa Nibs and Cocoa Coq au Vin. With striking color photographs throughout, this cookbook celebrates the vision and allure of Mast Brothers Chocolate, the leaders of the American craft chocolate movement and the choice of the world's great chefs.
An eccentric entrepreneur with a mission to educate the British public into the delights of top quality chocolate, Willie Harcourt-Cooze, star of the Channel 4 series Raising the Bar, shows how to use the ultimate luxury ingredient in a collection of over 60 mouth-watering recipes. In the first half of Willie's Chocolate Factory Cookbook, Willie tells the extraordinary story behind his dream to produce the very best chocolate in the world. Twelve years ago, he and his wife Tania sold everything they had to buy a cacao farm in the Cloud Mountains of Venezuela. Their chocolate dream took the family to near bankruptcy, and from the wilds of Venezuela, where Willie learnt how to be a cacao farmer, to the rolling hills of Devon, where he built a small chocolate factory and now makes his 100% cacao bars.We're conditioned to think that chocolate is a confectionary, when in actual fact the real thing is the most wondrous, versatile ingredient. Willie's recipes show how 100% cacao can enrich an astonishing range of dishes, from Tiramisu and Venezuelan Hot Chocolate to Chicken Mole and Porcini Risotto. Like salt, just a small amount can strengthen or bring out the flavours in food, or simply add depth and richness and body.With stunning photography and fantastic, easy-to-follow recipes (including those from his Channel 4 programmes), Willie's Chocolate Factory Cookbook is perfect inspiration for all food-lovers. The chocolate revolution starts here...
An eccentric entrepreneur with a mission to educate the British public into the delights of top quality chocolate, Willie Harcourt-Cooze, star of the Channel 4 series WILLIE'S WONKY CHOCOLATE FACTORY, shows how to use the ultimate luxury ingredient in a collection of over 60 mouth-watering recipes. Willie's Chocolate Factory Cookbook is composed of two parts. In the first half of the book, Willie tells the extraordinary story behind his dream to produce the very best chocolate in the world. Twelve years ago, he and his wife Tania sold everything they had to buy a cacao farm in the Cloud Mountains of Venezuela. Passionate about growing, harvesting and processing their own cacao beans, their chocolate dream took the family to near bankruptcy, and from the wilds of Venezuela, where Willie learnt how to be a cacao farmer, to the rolling hills of Devon, where he built a small, chocolate factory and now makes his 100% cacao bars. We're conditioned to think that chocolate is a confectionary, when in actual fact the real thing is the most wondrous, versatile ingredient, whether you use it for savoury or sweet. Willie's recipes show how 100% cacao can enrich an astonishing range of dishes, from Tiramisu and Venezuelan Hot Chocolate to Chicken Mole and Porcini and Chocolate Risotto. Like salt, just a small amount can strengthen or bring out the flavours in food, or simply add depth and richness and body. It's amazing stuff, and should live by the olive oil in everyone's kitchen. With stunning photography, a compelling narrative, and fantastic, easy-to-follow recipes (including those from his Channel 4 programmes), Willie's Chocolate Factory Cookbook is perfect inspiration for all food-lovers. Viva Cacao! The chocolate revolution starts here...
Featuring 60 simply beautiful recipes, this is the only chocolate cookbook you'll ever need. `While chocolate may not exactly be able to solve all the world's problems, I firmly believe that large quantities of the almost mythological substance that comes from the cacao bean could have a profound influence on many a dicey international situation. The sharing of chocolate is an act of love. The generosity of the gesture brings smiles to faces, lifts spirits and restores good humour. Just about everyone I know is a confirmed chocoholic and when there's chocolate around it's destined for a short shelf life. We've trawled through everyone's personal favourite recipes to bring together the best ever collection of chocolate treats. Indulge and do your bit for world peace.' Written in Donna Hay's trademark style and illustrated throughout with the most delicious-looking photographs, this collection of recipes is one to share with friends... or guard jealously to yourself.
Satisfy all of your chocolate cravings with this mouthwatering collection of the best-of- the-best recipes from the chocolate experts at "Southern Living "magazine. Our food staff chose these recipes from thousands of chocolate recipes that we've published over the years. Take your pick from a tempting variety: extravagant chocolate cakes, chocolate bars that take only 10 minutes to make, ooey-gooey candies, and more.
The height of sophistication in France is to serve layered desserts in small glasses at dinner and lunch parties. They call them Verrines, but in the UK we call them simply Divine Chocolate Desserts. This title contains 33 original sweet treats including chocolate-mint, choco-citron, lavender truffle chocolate, coffee and chocolate granitas with crushed ice and Bailey's cream. All arranged in beautiful glasses to show wicked red and black jellies with glistening fruit, coffee, cream, white, dark and milk chocolate. Easy-to-make and irresistible to eat.
Chocolate is always a favorite indulgence and the recipes in this book will show just how versatile this ingredient can be. This mouthwatering compendium contains 60 authentic recipes for delicious cakes, gorgeous puddings, and tempting biscuits with easy to follow instructions. All recipes have the WI stamp of reliability and tips for perfect results every time. As with each book in this new series there is final chapter on more complicated ideas for the experienced cook who relishes a challenge. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book will make your mouth water with its sumptuous color photography accompanying the recipes. There will also be delicious ideas for tempting gifts.
An inspirational book dedicated to learning the art of the master chocolatiers. This easy-to-follow guide, full of practical tips and advice, shows you how to recreate in your own kitchen an irresistible array of desserts and treats all made with chocolate: from mousses and pralines to cakes and decorations. Follow the step-by-step instructions and you too will discover the endless possibilities of cooking with chocolate. Starting with the basics, this richly illustrated book begins with a detailed section on the essential techniques for achieving the best results every time. Your confectionery course culminates with an extensive choice of over 100 recipes for preparing mouthwatering biscuits, pastries, custards and chocolate treats. Unleash your passion for chocolate!
"Choclatique" is a chocolate lover's dream. Ed Engoron has traveled to more than 130 countries in search of the best chocolate the world has to offer. From exploring the Amazon jungle to dining at the Grand Palace of Thailand to studying at Paris' famed Cordon Bleu, Ed's experiences are the inspiration for the amazing chocolate creations in "Choclatique."
The more than 170 easy recipes are based on five essential building blocks or ganaches (glaze or filling made from chocolate and cream) that allow you to whip up luscious chocolate delights minutes before dinner. "Choclatique" includes recipes for cakes, candies, cookies, custards, hot chocolate, ice cream, milkshakes, muffins, sauces, smoothies, tarts, trifles, waffles, and more. Illustrated with beautiful full-color photography throughout.
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