This title offers delicious, easy-to-make recipes for total indulgence, from bakes to desserts, shown step by step in more than 1300 glorious photographs. It is a celebration of our twin love affairs with chocolate and coffee, with irresistible recipes for every occasion. It includes cakes, gateaux, tarts, pies, brownies, bars, breads, pastries, ice creams, cheesecakes, candies, edible gifts, and hot and cold drinks. It covers everything you need to know about chocolate and coffee: how to choose them, how to drink them and how to make delectable cakes, tarts, ice creams and other treats. It explores the importance of chocolate and coffee throughout history, from their mythical origins to their present global status. It features hundreds of luscious, mouthwatering step-by-step photographs and fine-art illustrations throughout. This is the definitive book about chocolate and coffee, with a classic compilation of delicious recipes. It begins by telling the story of the cocoa bean, and then contains over 200 of the most devilish chocolate recipes ever conceived, including Death by Chocolate, Mississippi Mud Pie and Black Forest Gateau. The second section traces the social and cultural impact of coffee through history, and features over 100 coffee desserts and cakes, including Tiramisu, Mocha Sponge Cake and Cappuccino Torte. With every recipe shown step by step, and with over 1300 photographs, this is the ultimate bible for all chocolate and coffee lovers.
Catherine Atkinson was Deputy Cooking Editor on Woman's Weekly and Me magazine, and now works as a freelance food writer. Mary Banks worked at the International Coffee Organization in London, where she was trained in all aspects of coffee processing, roasting and brewing. Christine France was Deputy Cooking Editor of Good Housekeeping, Cooking Editor of Woman's Realm and contributor to BBC Good Food. She has written over 30 books. Christine McFadden has contributed to BBC Good Food, House and Garden and Healthy Eating.