Death by Chocolate by Marcel Desaulniers
The Last Word on a Consuming Passion

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This book is about obsession, cravings, and licit indulgences. It is about deliriously delicious, silkily sensuous, soul-stirring chocolate desserts, about Rabelaisian pleasures, and fantasies come true.

These seductive cakes, elegant ice creams, lustrous sauces, mouthwatering truffles, divine wafers, and unbelievably satisfying brownies are all from the kitchen of Marcel Desaulniers, a truly inspired chef.

At the Trellis Restaurant, in Colonial Williamsburg, Marcel Desaulniers has created a unique and innovative cuisine. One of the joys of the Trellis is its extraordinary desserts: Chocolate Phantasmagoria, White and Dark Chocolate Dacquoise, and Death by Chocolate — to name just a few. The recipes for these and other magnificent desserts are now revealed, detailed with foolproof, step-by-step instructions. Following the author's invaluable advice, the home cook can successfully create even the most elaborate of these chocolate wonders.

From a unique Chocolate Chip Cookie that will make all others pale by comparison to Simply the Best Chocolate Brownie, from Ebony and Ivory Chocolate Truffles to White Chocolate Ice Cream, from Double Mocha Madness to a fantastic Chocolate Wedding Cake, the kaleidoscopic glories of Marcel Desaulniers' chocolate repertoire are presented here in full color, each as delightful to make as it is to eat. This is a book for endless pleasure.
 

About Marcel Desaulniers

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Marcel Desaulniers is the executive chef and co-owner of The Trellis Restaurant. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, and now a member of their board of trustees, Desaulniers has received many awards in his lifetime, including the 1983 "Food & Wine" Magazine's Honor Roll of American Chefs, and "COOK'S Magazine" first Who's Who of Cooking in America in 1984. Grand is a freelance photographer. His photographs have appeared in a variety of magazines.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Beaut Books. 144 pages
Genres: Cooking, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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The resurrection of Desaulniers' classic compilation will delight chocoholics. Glossy pages hold photographs of tempting decadent desserts-- perfectly tempered truffles and tiered mousse cakes--that s

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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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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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The resurrection of Desaulniers' classic compilation will delight chocoholics. Glossy pages hold photographs of tempting decadent desserts-- perfectly tempered truffles and tiered mousse cakes--that s

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