The Great Book of Chocolate: The Connoisseur's Guide With Recipes by David Lebovitz

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  • jzanger on September 27, 2010

    Excellent chocolate chip cookies. It pays to use quality chocolate though, because these are jam-packed with it. The tall, thin format is irritating and requires something heavy to keep it open, but the writing is interesting and the recipes are inventive... definitely more so than the generic-looking cover would make you believe!

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  • Chocolate fitness cake

    • Kinhawaii on February 13, 2021

      Very moist, light & nice chocolate flavor even though it’s just cocoa, sugar & egg whites. Instead of going lighter & fruitier, ate it with creme fraiche. Made it in a 8 by 3 inch cake pan & had ample room. Delicious use for extra egg whites.

  • Caramelized chocolate almond budino

    • Kinhawaii on November 12, 2020

      Can’t stop eating it - was even better warm, after overnight refrigeration the caramel was absorbed but it’s still good. Yum! Very easy too.

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  • Congo bars

    • Arctic Garden Studio

      I prefer making this type of pan cookies as they are far less work. No endless scooping/swapping out pans. Not to mention they are great if you are feeding a crowd, but very bad if you are home alone!

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  • ISBN 10 1580084958
  • ISBN 13 9781580084956
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Aug 01 2004
  • Format Paperback
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press

Publishers Text

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.



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