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Chocolate Passion: Recipes and Inspiration from the Kitchens of Chocolatier Magazine
John Wiley & Sons
Published: October 25, 1999
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To the growing cadre of books about chocolate, add Tish Boyle and Tim Moriarty's Chocolate Passion. For it, the authors, both editors at Chocolatier and Pastry Arts and Design magazines, have collected more than 50 recipes celebrating
chocolate--the world's favorite flavor, as they dub it. These include formulas for cakes, cookies, mousses, tarts, and candies. If most of the recipes involve multiple preparations, a sufficient number are simple enough to appeal to everyday cooks, and
readers with any interest in the subject should enjoy the book's exploration of chocolate history and lore.
Beginning with this investigation, the book then presents information on chocolate making; ingredient, equipment, and technique
definitions; tempering instructions; and other chocolate working material. The recipes, organized by chocolate type--white, milk, and dark--follow, most illustrated with color photos; included also are comprehensive notes on chocolate and other
suppliers. If the recipe organization is puzzling (few would choose a chocolate recipe based on the type of chocolate it contains) and the writing often infelicitous ("Milk chocolate, America's favorite chocolate delivery system..." is an instance), the
recipes are tempting and clearly presented. Among these, Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies with Milk Chocolate Frosting and Black Satin Chocolate Raspberry Cake, for example, have instant appeal. White-chocolate lovers will be happy to explore an extensive
chapter devoted to the likes of White Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Cake; ambitious cooks will want to try their hand at the Gianduja Marjolaine, a chewy meringue and chocolate mousse cake layered with mocha buttercream and topped with ganache, among other
full-dress recipes. In the end, the power of chocolate is such that, once under its spell, nothing will do but to have some. The book provides numerous delightful ways to make that happen. --Arthur Boehm
From Publishers Weekly
Moriarty, both editors at Chocolatier Magazine, offer 54 recipes for truffles and candies, souffl?s, meringues, mousses and cakes. Marble Tuiles with Pistachio Praline White Chocolate Mousse (a chocolate-flavored cookie cup filled with pralines and
mousse and topped with tangerine sauce) falls on the complicated end of the book's spectrum. But even simpler recipes don't lack flavor: Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies with Milk Chocolate Frosting is juiced with Frangelico liqueur. There's... read more
Chocolatier magazine editors share their passion for chocolate, with recipes and techniques for creating spectacular chocolate desserts.
Blending passion with expertise, this book will become a chocolate lover's instant
favorite. Fifty-four luscious new recipes developed and tested by editors at Chocolatier magazine celebrate chocolate at its best, including the whimsical Tahitian Vanilla Swirls, the elegant Milk Chocolate Mousse Roulade, and the smooth, sophisticated
Black Satin Chocolate Raspberry Cake. With separate sections on white, milk, and dark chocolate, and gorgeous full-color photographs of techniques and finished desserts, Chocolate Passion makes it easy to learn and master the secrets of working with
every type of chocolate.
Tish Boyle (New York, NY) is Food Editor and Timothy Moriarty (New York, NY) is Features Editor of Chocolatier and Pastry Art and Design magazines. They are the authors of Grand Finales: The Art of the Plated Dessert and A
Modernist View of Plated Desserts.
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