Book Review: Chocolate: A Love Story

Creator of the popular, trendy Chocolate by the Bald Man restaurants Max Brenner stirs up a tasty collection of 65 recipes that range from Wannabe French Hot Chocolate to Meaningless Sweet Spaghetti, an unusual melding of plain pasta, dark chocolate, Irish Cream liqueur and assorted nuts. Yonatan Factor faces each recipe with the bold, graphic artwork. Most recipes offer a culinary twist using readily available ingredients such as the Home Industry Chocolate Cheese Pockets that adds wine poached pears to a mascarpone cheese and chocolate filled pastry that elevates them to sublime. Each recipe includes a personal note and step-by-step instructions that simplifies the more complex recipes. 

This cross between a coffee table and recipe book will delight chocoholics and art lovers alike in its celebration of flavor and color. Don’t miss the Bohemian French Toast Chocolate Sandwiches that will put a smile on the grumpiest morning person and is all but guaranteed to brighten up the darkest day.


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