Posts Tagged “chocolate”

Chocolat by Eric Lanlard – yes, its chocolate – review

Chocolat by Eric Lanlard – yes, its chocolate – review

The world loves chocolate, and combine that with a dashing chef with a rich French accent and recipes for goods that have graced many a French patisserie window, and one has the makings of a successful cookbook. Yes, it’s true that one can’t actually hear Eric’s Gallic tones but one can imagine. Eric has impeccable…

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Geoffroy d’Anglejan-Chatillon, DG of La Maison du Chocolat – interview

Geoffroy d’Anglejan-Chatillon, DG of La Maison du Chocolat – interview

It’s a very French company and has an equally Gallic director general in the guise of the suave and genuinely charming Geoffroy d’Anglejan-Chatillon. He has a lifetime of chocolate appreciation, and has made that a delicious career for almost a couple of decades. M. d’Anglejan-Chatillon explains in a rich accent that would have any red-blooded…

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Chef Will Torrent – interview

Chef Will Torrent – interview

Will Torrent is a young chef and one of the most successful in the UK, but the name might not ring bells. He doesn’t have his own restaurant and isn’t famed f or colourful language on the small screen. He is passionate about his craft but he has a well-rounded and balanced personality and uses…

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Aah! Chocolate by Sanjeev Kapoor – review

Aah! Chocolate by Sanjeev Kapoor – review

Sanjeev Kapoor is perhaps the most recognised face in India. He isn’t a Bollywood star although he probably has just as many supporters. No, he is a chef with impeccable culinary credentials and his own food TV network called Food Food. But this book appeals to lovers of chocolate across the globe. Aah! Chocolate has…

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Bake me I’m Yours – Chocolate by Tracey Mann – review

Bake me I’m Yours – Chocolate by Tracey Mann – review

Bake me I’m Yours – Chocolate: you have gotta love a book with a title like that. It’s an attention-grabber but it’s what’s between the covers that will intrigue you. Tracey Mann must be one of the UK’s most respected cake makers and decorators. She has had her work featured on covers of numerous magazines…

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The Golden Book of Chocolate

The Golden Book of Chocolate

The Golden Book of Chocolate has got to be the gift book of the year. It has impact in both size and quality of presentation. It’s sumptuous with gilt-edged pages reminiscent of a family bible. Those nice people at Apple Press informed me that this volume came with a gold belly jacket. I was pleased……

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Making Fine Chocolates by Andrew Garrison Shotts – review

Making Fine Chocolates by Andrew Garrison Shotts – review

I have, over the past months, reviewed several lovely chocolate cookery books. This is, however, a little different. This is all about making your own chocolates rather than using chocolate in, say, a cake or tart. Making Fine Chocolates will take you through the process of transforming a bar of high-quality chocolate into flavour-infused chocolates,…

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Green and Black’s Chocolate Recipes – review

Green and Black’s Chocolate Recipes – review

From the cacao pod to muffins, mousses and molés! This is such a lovely book with large photographs by Francesca Yorke (if they were any bigger they would be posters). Caroline Jeremy has compiled delicious recipes and Claire Fry has designed a most attractive and appealing book. It’s colourful, sumptuous and tasteful. You would all…

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Sweet Hungarian – memories and a recipe

Sweet Hungarian – memories and a recipe

There are more and more opportunities these days to enjoy Eastern European food, and it’s good to have easier access to Hungarian, Polish and Baltic ingredients. I spent many years as part of a Hungarian family and it was a fantastic introduction to food that was quite a bit different from the bland English fare…

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Chocolate-filled Easter – story and recipe

Chocolate-filled Easter – story and recipe

The industry has been in a state of evolution since the first chocolate house was opened in London in 1657. No, I don’t mean a house made of chocolate, nor a house in which one eats chocolate, but a kind of bar for chocolate. No, not a bar OF chocolate but a place for drinking…

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