Death by Chocolate Cakes by Marcel Desaulniers
An Astonishing Array of Chocolate Enchantments

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In this scrumptious collection, revered chef Marcel Desaulniers serves up some of his most sinful, most seductive chocolate creations ever. An astonishing array of chocolate lovers from the "guru of ganache".

 

About Marcel Desaulniers

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Marcel Desaulniers is the executive chef and co-owner of the Trellis Restaurant in Williamsburg, Virginia. A 1965 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Marcel has received several national awards, including Food and Wine's Honor Roll of American Chefs, the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America, the prestigious Ivy Award from Restaurants and Institutions, the 1993 James Beard Award for Best American Chef Mid-Atlantic States, the highly coveted Silver Palate award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, and the 1999 James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in America. Marcel is the author of Death by Chocolate, Desserts to Die For, An Alphabet of Sweets, and Death by Chocolate Cookies.
 
Published November 1, 2011 by William Morrow Cookbooks. 228 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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The chef of the Trellis Restaurant in Williamsburg, Va., Desaulniers (Death by Chocolate) offers 50 extravagant, elaborate, indulgent chocolate cakes. These are not treats for the kitchen shy, requiri

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Desaulniers shows, in simple steps (right down to the equipment list), how to murder one's diet with a dose of ``Chocolate Demise,'' ``Chocolate Devastation'' or ``Double Mocha Madness.'' Clear instructions, exquisite color photographs, the author's refreshing sense of humor and his gentility in ...

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Two days work is recommended to create and assemble the Dig's four layers: chocolate blacktop batter cake, triple chocolate barrier, double chocolate pudding and whipped cream topper.

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There are cakes served at the Trellis as well as recipes handed down from generation to generation and those discovered ""on the road."" Recipes for adorable baby cakes, whose size belie the intensity of their flavor, include Heart of Darkness Cakes, in which bakers are instructed to ""remove the...

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