Friday, October 23, 2009

A Book For Chocolate Lovers, Seriously It is A Love Story

Most of us, and I won't speak for everyone like my last post where my buddy Lorie so sweetly reminded me that not everyone was enthralled with Twilight and other vampire books.

I was presented with a book to review this week from Hachette Book Group. The book is called Chocolate: A Love Story by Max Brenner.

In A Nutshell: This is THE book to have, if you are a chocoholic like me. Max says his story began when he read Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (one of my favorite childhood authors). He wanted to one day find a river of chocolate to sail in. Well, as we all know there is no such thing but daydreaming with this book, is pretty damn close.

The recipes are from the decadent (Soap Opera Chocolate Cappuccino Roulade) to the exotic (Overwhelming Oriental White Chocolate Malabi) to a 3 ingredient recipe (Chocolate Covered Peanuts) but all are incredibly inspiring and worthy of a look.

I am dying to try to make Guilt-Free Fried Chocolate Truffles made with heavy cream, dark chocolate, butter, an almond liqueur, egg, flour and coconut then fried! Hello!!!! Sounds like heaven. Just imagine all that rich, dark, melted chocolate in a shell of crispy coconut.

For me, the only downside is that there aren't enough color photos in this book. I love books with pictures of food. I am guessing the reason is, if they made this chock full of yummy, colorful photos, each page would have had to been made waterproof. Why waterproof, well isn't it obvious, to catch the drool that would undoubtedly cascade off your lips as you read the ingredients coupled with a picture.

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