Download and read online Discover Chocolate in PDF and EPUB A connoisseur's guide to acquiring and consuming the world's best chocolates is a lavishly illustrated reference that provides information on cocoa-growing regions, makes recommendations for pairing chocolate with wine, and addresses the latest claims about the health benefits of chocolate. 20,000 first printing.
Download and read online The Connoisseur s Guide to Chocolate in PDF and EPUB This unique guide brings together the world's finest chocolates in one fascinating and mouth-watering companion. Step beyond the world of chocolate-covered brazils to discover such exotic flavours as cardamom and Earl Grey. Discover the light, silky texture of makers such as Robert Linxe, and the inventive Swiss classical variety of Sprungli, Learn the secrets behind the art of couverture and its effect on the taste and texture of fine chocolate, so that you can truly appreciate fresh chocolate truffles and other chocolate delicacies. Each chocolate is analysed in detail, with valuable tasting notes and details of seasonal specialities and availability. Only brands containing the very finest ingredients are included in The Directory, so that whether you are a chocaholic searching for a new chocolate sensation, or are looking for original gift ideas, this book is the only guide to showcase the very finest chocolates in the world.
Download and read online The Great Southern Food Festival Cookbook in PDF and EPUB The Great Southern Food Festival Cookbook is a celebration of Southern food and fun with over 500 recipes with information on 100 great events. A food festival is a wonderfully American event that happens in small towns and large cities all over the South, celebrating everything from onions to peanuts, chocolate to chowder. This collection will be both cookbook and travel guide with delicious recipes and festival information for more than 70 festivals from Virginia to Texas. Southern food and Southern parties-or rather Southern parties about Southern food-are the very best kind. Featured festivals include: Chicken and Egg Festival - Moulton, Alabama West Virginia Strawberry Festival - Buckhannon, West Virginia Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival - Warren, Arkansas Shrimp and Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival, Jekyll Island, Georgia Suffolk Peanut Festival - Suffolk, Virginia Cornbread Festival - South Pittsburgh, TN Houston Hot Sauce Festival - Houston, Texas
Download and read online The Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha in PDF and EPUB From the national bestselling author of The Chocolate Falcon Fraud comes an Easter candy caper featuring chocolatiers Lee Woodyard and her Aunt Nettie, and a killer who’s hopping mad... The approach of Easter means a rush of business at TenHuis Chocolade, and Lee and her Aunt Nettie need all the help they can get to make their famous chocolate bunnies. Unfortunately, new hire Bunny Birdsong is a clutzy basketcase dropping everything she picks up. But to Lee’s surprise, she’s a whiz with computers and fixing the store’s website so they decide to keep her. However, Bunny receives a few visitors they could do without: her soon to be ex-husband Beau, his wealthy aunt Abigail, and his new girlfriend and her brother all descend on the shop one day and have a bitter argument. Lee hopes they can find a peaceful way to settle their dispute and not bring any more trouble to TenHuis. But when Abigail’s body is discovered in the vacant store next door, it’s clear to Lee there’s a bad egg in her midst. Now she’s on the hunt to find out who it is... Includes tasty chocolate trivia! From the Hardcover edition.
Download and read online The Healing Powers of Chocolate in PDF and EPUB DISCOVER THE AMAZING POWERS OF CHOCOLATE! Did you know?. . . • Known as Mother Nature's "food of the gods," the medicinal benefits of chocolate were recognized as far back as 4000 years ago. • Eating chocolate can help boost the immune system, lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes—even obesity!—and increase lifespan. • A 1.5 ounce bar of quality chocolate has as much antioxidant power as a 5 ounce glass of wine—without the side effects of alcohol. • Chocolate is chock-full of mood-enhancing ingredients, including phenylethylamine (the "love drug") and serotonin. • Chocolate can relieve a host of ailments, including depression, fatigue, pain and PMS, as well as rev up your sex drive! Drawing on the latest scientific research as well as interviews with medical doctors and chocolatiers, this fascinating book reveals how to live longer and healthier while indulging in one of nature's most decadent and versatile foods. Explore real chocolate (infused with fruits, herbs, and spices), Mediterranean-style, heart-healthy recipes, plus home remedies that combat everything from acne to anxiety. You'll also discover rejuvenating beauty and anti-aging spa treatments—all made with antioxidant-rich chocolate! "Can dark chocolate boost brain power? This book shows you how regular intake of antioxidant-rich cacao foods is likely to do just that, and more." --Ray Sahelian, M.D., author of Mind Boosters
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Download and read online Chocolate on the Brain in PDF and EPUB Gathers more than one hundred chocolate-based recipes including orange-chocolate breakfast cake, chocolate coconut macaroons, and raspberry chocolate pudding cake, and provides baking and preparation tips.
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Download and read online Chocolate Chocolate in PDF and EPUB When their beloved father died suddenly, authors Frances and Ginger Park (To Swim Across the World) comforted themselves with chocolates and mused on opening a confectionery shop with their small inheritance. The idea felt right to them--"a shop our late father would've loved just by virtue of its contents: chocolates and daughters"--and despite their inexperience, they decide to go for it, with their mother as silent partner. In 1984, on the day f their Washington, D.C., store, named Chocolate Chocolate, opened, they already were beset with difficulties, from crumbling walls and cracking floors installed by a shoddy, shady contractor to trying to conjure strategies to gain attention and sales. Bit by bit, their clientele grows; the sisters write fondly and often humorously of the recurring characters in their new, chocolate-centric lives, from favorite customers to the kooky sales rep who becomes an employee and dear friend. They easily move between musings on friendship and family, all the while offering inspiration and valuable lessons for budding entrepreneurs. The recipe for their house truffle rounds out this appealing, engaging memoir that's sure to appeal to a range of readers, chocoholics or not. --Publishers Weekly
Download and read online Chocolate and Vanilla in PDF and EPUB In this fun cookbook, award-winning pastry chef and Food Network star Gale Gand shares her favorite ways to indulge family and friends--and yourself--with sixty recipes devoted to two classic flavors, chocolate and vanilla. Organized into sections featuring chocolate and vanilla, Gand first offers tips on buying and working with chocolate, including demystifying those ever-confusing cacao percentages, before getting down to business with more than thirty luscious, tempting recipes. Organized by type of chocolate--dark, semi-sweet, milk, and white--they run the gamut from simple treats such as Chocolate-Praline Cake in a Jar and Creamy Dreamy Walnut Fudge to impress-the-guests desserts that include Mexican Hot Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate-Almond Upside-Down Cake. Moving onto vanilla, Gand offers tips on working with both vanilla beans and vanilla extract, revealing which is best for what, and includes a helpful substitution guide. And then it’s on to the good stuff: recipes for irresistible sweets that showcase vanilla’s beguiling flavor. With one section devoted to desserts using whole vanilla beans--think Vanilla Raspberry Rice Pudding with Lemon-Vanilla Caramel and Late-Night Vanilla Flan--and another focusing on extract--such as Vanilla-Blueberry Crumb Cake and Boston Cream Cupcakes--these are recipes that are anything but plain vanilla. Accompanied by amusing anecdotes, helpful make-ahead notes, and clear, uncomplicated techniques, Gand’s creations are as much fun to make as they are to eat.
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Download and read online Chocolate for a Lover s Heart in PDF and EPUB Discover a Love as Sweet as Chocolate! The power of love -- it can move mountains, make our dreams come true, and comfort us on the darkest of days. Whether we're in a relationship with a special partner, in search of a perfect soulmate, or touched by this precious feeling when we least expect it, we've all fallen under its spell. Chocolate for a Lover's Heart is for any woman who has given in to love in its many guises -- tender and innocent, passion-filled and complex, endless and everlasting, courageous and healing. Kay Allenbaugh, creator of the bestselling Chocolate books, has assembled a collection of real-life stories with more variety than the biggest box of chocolate, all of them written by and for women. Chocolate for a Lover's Heart will delight and uplift you, make you laugh and cry, push you to reach for your goals, and remind you that love is something to be nurtured, cherished, and savored, and -- like chocolate -- to be shared!
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Download and read online The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets in PDF and EPUB A sweet tooth is a powerful thing. Babies everywhere seem to smile when tasting sweetness for the first time, a trait inherited, perhaps, from our ancestors who foraged for sweet foods that were generally safer to eat than their bitter counterparts. But the "science of sweet" is only the beginning of a fascinating story, because it is not basic human need or simple biological impulse that prompts us to decorate elaborate wedding cakes, scoop ice cream into a cone, or drop sugar cubes into coffee. These are matters of culture and aesthetics, of history and society, and we might ask many other questions. Why do sweets feature so prominently in children's literature? When was sugar called a spice? And how did chocolate evolve from an ancient drink to a modern candy bar? The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets explores these questions and more through the collective knowledge of 265 expert contributors, from food historians to chemists, restaurateurs to cookbook writers, neuroscientists to pastry chefs. The Companion takes readers around the globe and throughout time, affording glimpses deep into the brain as well as stratospheric flights into the world of sugar-crafted fantasies. More than just a compendium of pastries, candies, ices, preserves, and confections, this reference work reveals how the human proclivity for sweet has brought richness to our language, our art, and, of course, our gastronomy. In nearly 600 entries, beginning with "? la mode" and ending with the Italian trifle known as "zuppa inglese," the Companion traces sugar's journey from a rare luxury to a ubiquitous commodity. In between, readers will learn about numerous sweeteners (as well-known as agave nectar and as obscure as castoreum, or beaver extract), the evolution of the dessert course, the production of chocolate, and the neurological, psychological, and cultural responses to sweetness. The Companion also delves into the darker side of sugar, from its ties to colonialism and slavery to its addictive qualities. Celebrating sugar while acknowledging its complex history, The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets is the definitive guide to one of humankind's greatest sources of pleasure. Like kids in a candy shop, fans of sugar (and aren't we all?) will enjoy perusing the wondrous variety to be found in this volume.
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