Cocolat: Extraordinary Chocolate Desserts

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Warner Books, 1990 - Cooking - 204 pages
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"In this book you will find: A Christmas mousse of white chocolate surrounded by pinwheels of cranberry and raspberry-filled cake, scented with Kirsch; An unforgettable cake for Father's Day, splashed with rum, shaped like a sleek box, and tied with a ribbon of marbleized chocolate; A child's birthday cake like no other: a whimsical tower of miniature help-yourself cupcakes, each capped with milk or white chocolate glaze. A superlative petite pastry an almond macaroon crowned with a gold-tipped, two-inch cone of chocolate-coated cream. An incredible, soft-centered chocolate-dipped American chocolate truffle - the luscious delicacy that put chocolat on the dessert map."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - KimMR - LibraryThing

About fifteen years ago I saw this book and knew that I had to own it. It was the first time I had spent so much money on a cookbook. I still love it to bits. It has been the inspiration for countless ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gayle Gonzales - Goodreads

This is the book that convinced me I had to go to pastry school. I baked my way through the whole book with flawless recipes and beautiful results. Thoroughly delicious and beautiful writing. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Alice Medrich has won more cookbook-of-the-year awards and best in the dessert and baking category awards than any other author. She received her formal training at the prestigious ecole Lenotre in France, and is widely credited with introducing the chocolate truffle to the United States when she began making and selling them at her influential Berkeley dessert shop, Cocolat. She has since left the retail world, devoting much of her time to sharing her expansive knowledge about baking through teaching classes and writing "Food52"'s Rogue Baking Tips column. Medrich lives in Berkeley, California. She is the author of "Flavor Flours", "Seriously Bitter Sweet" (a complete revision of her 2003 IACP-prize-winning "BitterSweet"), "Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts", "Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies", "Pure Dessert", and "Chocolate Holidays".

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