The Golden Book of Chocolate
  • The Golden Book of Chocolate
  • The Golden Book of Chocolate

The Golden Book of Chocolate

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by Carla Bardi, Claire Pietersen
     
 


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With recipes for more than 300 luscious treats--cookies, bars, brownies, muffins, cupcakes, pastries, desserts, puddings, ice cream, cakes, candy, drinks, and savory dishes--this is the only chocolate cookbook you'll ever need.

Read the opening chapter for an entertaining introduction to the exotic story of chocolate, from its origins in

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(back cover)
With recipes for more than 300 luscious treats--cookies, bars, brownies, muffins, cupcakes, pastries, desserts, puddings, ice cream, cakes, candy, drinks, and savory dishes--this is the only chocolate cookbook you'll ever need.

Read the opening chapter for an entertaining introduction to the exotic story of chocolate, from its origins in ancient Mexico to its worldwide popularity today.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Merely looking at this latest title from Italian cookbook author Bardi could be enough to send readers into a proverbial chocoholic sugar-induced coma. While this could be seen primarily as a gift book for the chocolate lover, its visual appeal alone will undoubtedly attract library users. Recommended for public libraries."

--Pauline Baughman, Library Journal, February 2009

"…more than enough to satisfy a chocoholic's wildest dreams."

--Bookpage, February 2009

"Enrobed in gold foil like a high-end chocolate bar, this fat tome offers chocolate lovers a rich variety of ways in which to enjoy their favorite treat. …This will make an attractive gift for anyone keen on chocolate, whether or not they choose to try their hand at the recipes."

Publisher's Weekly, October 6, 2008

"For the true chocoholic mom. The beautiful volume contains recipes for cookies, bars and brownies, elegant desserts, tea and coffee cakes, candy savory dishes, drinks and more. Full-color photos illustrate step-by-step recipes, and chocolate history and anecdotes enrich the book as well."

--Fancy Food & Culinary Products, February 2009

"This book might well be the most lavish, most complete and most beautiful volume ever published on that most sensuous of all foods--Chocolate. Filled with history, anecdotes, delicious photos, and, of course 300+ mouth-watering recipes from deserts to drinks. It's a chocoholic's literary dream come true."

--The Putnam County Courier, November 26, 2008

Publishers Weekly

Enrobed in gold foil like a high-end chocolate bar, this fat tome offers chocolate lovers a rich variety of ways in which to enjoy their favorite treat. Cookies, brownies, cupcakes and cakes, mousses and every other decadent sweet dish imaginable-plus some unusual savory ones-are all featured in full-page, easy-to-read spreads accompanied by lavish photos. The recipes are ranked in three levels of difficulty, with the majority given the easiest rating, though not always deservingly, and their styles span the range from homey, traditional offerings such as no-bake chocolate squares and several chocolate chip cookie variations, to refined, restaurant-quality desserts like chocolate crème brûleé as well as a few more exotic creations (shortbread with passion fruit drizzle; white chocolate and lime Bundt cake). The book opens with a comprehensive overview of the science, history and business of chocolate, though any true chocolate lover will likely already be up to speed on the health benefits of the cacao bean. Unfortunately, after that introduction the authors forgo further tips or hints about ingredients or preparation. Nonetheless, this will make an attractive gift for anyone keen on chocolate, whether or not they choose to try their hand at the recipes. Full-color photos throughout. (Nov.)

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Library Journal

Merely looking at this latest title from Italian cookbook author Bardi (The Silver Book of Cocktails) could be enough to send readers into a proverbial chocoholic sugar-induced coma. This gilt-edged book includes a wide variety of chocolate desserts, including cookies, pies, cakes, candy, drinks, and a small selection of savory dishes. Bardi begins with a brief introduction and history before launching into the heart of the work-300 recipes, each ranked according to ease of preparation. Minty Chocolate Kisses, Triple Chocolate Pecan Bars, and Pineapple Chocolate Snacking Cake are just a sampling of the original dishes here. Each is accompanied by a luscious full-color photo, guaranteed to entice readers to learn to bake. Recipes are accessible to the home baker and easy to follow, although they lack any further information about origin or tips on preparation and storage. While this could be seen primarily as a gift book for the chocolate lover, its visual appeal alone will undoubtedly attract library users. Recommended for public libraries.
—Pauline Baughman

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764161575
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
702,664
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.90(d)

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