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Death by Chocolate: The Last Word on a Consuming Passion
Grand, Michael (Photographer)
Published: May 1993
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From Publishers Weekly
Chocophiles will sigh in anticipation of glimpsing the dreamy dark desserts pictured in this sleekly illustrated work. Captured in shades of cocoa chiaroscuro to deep espresso are easy-to-make standards such as chocolate pots de
creme and chocolate mousse. But the ultimate pleasure of chocolate for chef Desaulniers ( The Trellis Cookbook ) lies in the layering of flavors. The richest, most decadent desserts involve melding flavors of hazelnut, pistachio, pecans, espresso,
raspberry, rum, brandy and other ingredients--even humble peanut butter--with chocolate. Chapters are organized by degree of obsession, from "Singular Sensations" and "Simply Chocolate" to the final chapter, "Chocolate Dementia." Yet one doesn't have to
be crazed to tackle these recipes. 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 acknowledging contributions from other pastry chefs combine to elevate this cookbook over many others specializing in chocolate.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
These recipes for seductive chocolate cakes, ice creams, and sauces, mouthwatering cookies, brownies, and truffles make all others pale by comparison. At the Trellis Restaurant in Colonial Williamsburg, Desaulniers has created
extraordinary desserts such as Chocolate Temptation, and Death by Chocolate, an incredibly delicious cake, the ingredients of which are now revealed. 75 color illustrations.
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. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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