Bean to Bar Chocolate Cookbook Review
|Title:||Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution: The Origins, the Makers, and the Mind-Blowing Flavors|
|Published:||September 20, 2017, Storey Publishing|
|No. of Pages:||240|
|Cover Price:||$19.95 Hardcover, $9.99 Kindle|
Love Chocolate? Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution: The Origins, the Makers, and the Mind-Blowing Flavors, by Megan Giller, is one book that you’ll definitely want to add to your collection. Not only does this excellent cookbook contain wonderful chocolate recipes, it includes the history of chocolate, modern chocolate trends, how chocolate is made, and helps such as how to temper chocolate, how to melt chocolate, and the differences between cacao and cocoa. There are also chapters on prominent craft chocolate makers across the country. There is even a page listing some of the most unique additions to craft chocolate, such as pepper, coconut milk, blue cheese, and jerk seasoning, to name a few.
Some of the chapters in this cookbook include colorful illustrations, and there are colored photographs of the recipes. The book is well-organized, and the prose is intelligently written and easy to understand.
Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution: The Origins, the Makers, and the Mind-Blowing Flavors has something for every chocoholic, and will provide hours of fascinating reading, as well as excellent, easy-to-follow decadent recipes for truffles, chocolate beverages, specialties such as Devil Dogs, an incredibly delicious Truffle Torte, and Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies (a personal favorite). This cookbook includes several chocolate bark recipes, a glossary of chocolate words, and a list of bean-to-bar chocolate makers in the United States. There are recipes for decadent brownies, and Cocoa Nib Ice Cream, and Chocolate Sorbet. Giller has chosen to include what may seem like a small amount of recipes, but the recipes she includes are recipes everyone will actually want to prepare, and recipes that turn out as pictured.
If you love chocolate, and want to know more about it, as well as prepare delicious chocolate creations, this is the cookbook for you.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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