Chocolate: From Simple Cookies to Extravagant Showstoppers

Chocolate: From Simple Cookies to Extravagant Showstoppers


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Chocolate: From Simple Cookies to Extravagant Showstoppers by Nick Malgieri

Nick Malgieri, who taught us everything we need to know about baking in How to Bake, takes on chocolate, the world's favorite food. With the authoritative accessibility he brings to his teaching, Nick bridges the gap between the professional baker and the home cook. He knows techniques and ingredients and he teaches them with hand-holding efficiency. In ten chapters, Nick offers a primer on basics and every kind of chocolate from coca to chips and white chocolate (and why it isn't really chocolate in the strictest sense) to big dark slabs of the world's favorite luxury food and the many, many ways to enjoy it.

Information on storage, handling, and the fundamentals needed to create chocolate confections is clear and concise. Recipe sections include everything you need to know to turn the food of the gods into desserts for us mortals: cakes and cookies, creams and custards, ice creams, pies and pastries, sauces and beverages, truffles and pralines, dipped and molded chocolates, all adapted for the home cook.

Illustrated with four-color photographs throughout, all 380 luscious recipes will send a shiver of delight down the spine of every chocolate lover. Chocolate is definitive without being intimidating; it is a true home companion for anyone who wants to cook with chocolate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060187118
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/1998
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 814,012
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Nick Malgieri is the author of seven books, including A Baker's Tour, Perfect Cakes, Chocolate, and the James Beard Award–winning How to Bake. He is director of the baking program at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. His website, www.nickmalgieri .com, includes a schedule of his guest teacher appearances across the country.

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Chocolate: From Simple Cookies to Extravagant Showstoppers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband and I bought this book to learn how to make truffles for Christmas. We learned so much, and with this book have made some very delicious treats. We have kept the tradition going for a few years now. Every year I look through books for more ideas, but this one is still the best. The other recipes I have tried are great. The book covers such a range of treats. I look forward to making more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the ultimate book on Chocolate, not only are the receipes accurate and precise, the results produce the most mouthwatering chocolate desserts. Bravo Nick! A must have for every kitchen library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you truly love chocolate, you will love this book. It offers unusual receipes, with great photos and helpful 'walk-you-through-it' steps! I recommend this and you won't be disappointed! That's a promise!