The Great Book of Chocolate by David Lebovitz
The Chocolate Lover's Guide with Recipes

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The Great book every chocophile has been waiting for, pastry chef David Lebovitz's guide is a jam-packed snapshot of the global chocolate picture. In this compact volume, he gives a succinct cacao botany lesson, explains the process of chocolate making, runs through chocolate terminology and types, presents information on health benefits, offers an evaluating and buying primer, profiles the world's top chocolate makers and chocolatiers (with a whole chapter dedicated to Paris alone!), and shares dozens of little-known factoids in sidebars throughout the book. More than 30 of his favorite chocolate recipes—from Black-Bottom Cupcakes to Homemade Rocky Road Candy, Orange and Rum Chocolate Mousse Cake to Double Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies—are icing on the cake. His extensive resource section (with websites for international ordering) can bring the world's best chocolate to every door. A self-avowed chocoholic, Lebovitz nibbles chocolate every day—and with THE GREAT BOOK OF CHOCOLATE in hand, he figures the rest of us will too. A compact connoisseur's guide, with recipes, to today's cutting-edge array of chocolates and chocolate makers from former Chez Panisse pastry chef David Lebovitz. Includes more than 50 location and food photographs. Chocolate—like its predecessors coffee, wine, and bread—is the latest darling of the food scene.The New York Times on Lebovitz's first book: “Instructions are clear and simple, and the recipes are so good that it becomes clear what a master baker he is.”

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About David Lebovitz

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David Lebovitz lived in San Francisco for twenty years before moving to Paris. He baked at several notable restaurants before starting his career as a cookbook author and food writer. He's the author of four highly regarded books on desserts, and has written for many major food magazines, sharing his well-tested recipes written with a soupçon of humor. His popular, award-winning blog,, entertains readers from around the world with sweet and savory recipes as he tries to unravel the complexities of living in Paris.
Published July 27, 2011 by Ten Speed Press. 178 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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The book is narrow and slim but it contains more than 150 pages of information about chocolate, including recipes, history, and chocolatiers in Paris.

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