From Genesis to Nemesis, this title explores the light and dark side of the world's best-loved ingredient. This is a wonderful guide to the irresistible world of chocolate, with 700 specially-taken photographs in indulgent colour. It offers over 200 recipes from around the world, from Tiramisu to Chocolate Fudge Sundae, from Mexican Hot Chocolate to Chocolate Profiteroles, from Low Fat Brownies to Devilish Chocolate Roulade, and from Chocolate Truffles to Magic Chocolate Mud Pudding. It provides everything you need to know about chocolate: how to choose it; melt it; cook with it in every way; drink it; and, above all, enjoy it. Historical facts and fascinating anecdotes from around the world describe the humble cocoa bean, where it comes from, and how it is transformed into a wide range of products. Indulge yourself with this sumptuous book of all things chocolate. The introduction outlines the history of chocolate-making and consumption around the world and step-by-step techniques show you how to temper, melt, drizzle, pipe, marble, curl, scroll, coat, grate and decorate with chocolate. The recipe section features 200 mouth-watering chocolate recipes for teatime treats, cakes, desserts, tarts, ices and sauces, including a sophisticated French Chocolate Cake, a light Chocolate Chip and Banana Pudding, plus scrumptious drinks such as Mexican Hot Chocolate. This luxurious volume is indeed the definitive reference for chocolate lovers.
Christine McFadden has many years' experience as a food writer and editor, contributing to a variety of magazines and publications such as BBC Good Food, House and Garden and Healthy Eating. With much knowledge and experience in world cuisine, her writing explores how ingredients can have a lasting impact on the social, political and economic aspects of everyday life. Christine France has been Deputy Cookery Editor of Good Housekeeping, Cookery Editor of Woman's Realm and contributor to BBC Good Food. Now freelance, Christine's work includes writing books, cookery features for magazines and newspapers, radio and TV, recipe and product development.