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Book Review: Chocolate: A Love Story

By Sandy Amazeen Dec 17, 2009, 21:24 GMT

Book Review: Chocolate: A Love Story

With gigantic vats of churning chocolate, desserts like their famous chocolate pizza, and 12 varieties of hot chocolate served in custom mugs, Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man has turned their line of hip, colorful themed restaurants into an international sensation.. - Chocolate: A Love Story is a vibrant new cookbook that includes 65 original recipes narrated in the quirky, captivating voice of Max Brenner, the ...more

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. Donít 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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