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Couture Chocolate: A Masterclass in Chocolate

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Couture Chocolate examines the origins of one of the world's most popular foods--explaining the method of creating chocolate, how its quality depends to a large extent on the variety of beans used, and the differences between plain, milk and white chocolates. It reveals how some of today's most popular flavors - such as vanilla and chilli - were those favored by the pioneering Azte ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 25th 2013 by Jacqui Small (first published October 25th 2011)
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Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are a lover of chocolate, especially luxurious chocolate perhaps with a delicate little filling or two AND you are trying to lose a bit of weight for the summer season you may want to turn away now.

Otherwise prepare to be indulged. Prepare to be amazed. Prepare to think you can do what might be the impossible and learn that, in fact, it might not be totally unachievable. It would not be hyperbole to describe this as a chocolate-lovers erotica! This is not a book for those in a
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I won this book on Goodreads. Thank you. It starts by describing the different types of chocolate and then goes on to basic tempering and ganache. The fun begins when you get to the recipes. I started with the basic truffle. Delicious! I can not wait to try out the more advanced recipes. Great photos to go with recipes.
Helen (Helena/Nell)
In my next life I'm going to be a chocolate master. Stuff zen.

First I might make some of the recipes in this book...
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
***Goodreads First reads Winner*** this was a very interesting and tempting book! the recipes are incredible!
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I won a copy of this book in A Goodreads giveaway. THAK YOU so much. It arrived at the perfect time. (I know, when is not the perfect time to indulge in chocolate?)
This week on the television show The Chew they featured some autumn treats, speciafically Brittles freaturing chocolates. I was so tempted to look up the recipes and then this beautiful, wonderful, DELICIOUS book arrived. Opening at random I began to drool at the amazing brittle recipes!

Buy this book for the photos i
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great masterclass from one of the great pastry chefs in the United Kingdom. This is a great read for aspiring chef and a home cook who is ambitious and want to dazzle foodies and their guests. You can learn advanced techniques from this master chocolatier and pastry chef.
Vani P
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tried few recipes, very easy to follow. There are some difficult recipes but made easy. Love the book!
Ciara Keeffe
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great read very informative only complaint was the accuracy with some recipes.
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Amazing stuff in this book! Most of it is over the top for amateurs but there is so much useful information that can be carried over to home bakers. Really interesting and mouth watering.
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