The essence of chocolate: recipes for baking and cooking with fine chocolate

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Hyperion Books, Oct 25, 2006 - Cooking - 383 pages
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From opening a small chocolate making enterprise in San Francisco, to owning the nation?'s premier chocolate company, John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg had a vision from the very beginning: to make the best chocolate around. In this fascinating cookbook, they offer delicious recipes, all using chocolate, which include: Chocolate Pudding cake Chocolate Velvet Cake Satanic Brownies Truffle Cookies Chocolate Pots de Cr'me Frozen Chocolate Mousse Chocolate Tortilla Stacks Vegetarian Chili Chicken Mole Chocolate ans Peanut Butter Panini --and much more. Lavishly illustrated with gorgeous color photos by Deborah Jones, who won numerous awards for her photographs in The French Laundry Cookbook and The Bouchon Cookbook, this is the perfect gift for any chocoholic, and for any home cook who loves cooking with chocolate.

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Review: The Essence of Chocolate: Recipes for Baking and Cooking with Fine Chocolate

User Review  - Rachael Lauritzen - Goodreads

Mmmmmm..... A very fine chocolate cookbook. The PB&C cookies are to die for--and you might just have a heart attack from all the butter, but you would die happy. Alice Medrich's Bittersweet is better ... Read full review

Review: The Essence of Chocolate: Recipes for Baking and Cooking with Fine Chocolate

User Review  - Mariah - Goodreads

so much chocolate! Also so much I didn't know about cocoa. Read full review


A Note from Susie Heller
Using Ramekins and Souffle Molds

About the author (2006)

Deborah Jones's recent honors include Best Photography in a Cookbook from the James Beard Foundation for her work in "Bouchon". A frequent contributor to national magazines, she conducts a parallel commercial career from her San Francisco studio.

Susie Heller, executive producer of PBS's Chef Story, has produced award-winning television cooking series and co-authored numerous award-winning books, among them The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller and Bouchon by Thomas Keller and Jeffrey Cerciello. She lives in Napa, California.

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