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Cuvelier, president of the 200-year-old French chocolate company Debauve & Gallais, presents an attractive overview of the world of chocolate, with a strong focus on his company. Volume 1, The History of Chocolate, contains a brief history, an overview of the cultivation and manufacturing process, and a history of the Debauve & Gallais company. Volume 2, The Taste of Chocolate, describes varieties of chocolates, includes rules for tasting, and offers recipes for chocolate candies-adapted for the home cook to re-create the company's signature (and expensive) chocolates-as well as desserts. The decadent dessert recipes contain brief instructions and could have been translated better for the North American audience, as some readers may find a few of the measurements baffling (e.g., 30 spoon cookies, one glass of coffee). This elegant boxed set is attractive and beautifully illustrated yet lightweight and by no means exhaustive. Because of the packaging of this title, libraries may wish to catalog each volume separately. For exhaustive collections only.