Sunday, November 29, 2009
Chocolate: A Love Story Cookbook / Giveaway
Title: Chocolate: A Love Story
Author: Max Brenner
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (November 2, 2009)
I'm giving away a brand new copy of the new cookbook "Chocolate: A Love Story" on December 1st here on my newest blog. Come and enter!
With gigantic vats of churning chocolate, desserts like their famous chocolate pizza, and 12 varieties of hot chocolate served in custom mugs, Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man has turned their line of hip, colorful themed restaurants into an international sensation.. Chocolate: A Love Story is a vibrant new cookbook that includes 65 original recipes narrated in the quirky, captivating voice of Max Brenner, the restaurant's visionary founder and "bald man." Bold, original illustrations, inspired by Art Deco poster graphics, full-color photographs, easy-to-follow, delicious recipes, and a serving of Max's unique vision for spreading "chocolate culture" around the world make this book a must for every chocolate lover.
When I opened this cookbook my first reaction was surprise. The recipes certainly looked delicious, but the full-color Art Deco poster graphics blew me away. I had never experienced a cookbook like this one; it was a collector's delight. Having said that, it will also make chocolate lover's drool, and rush to the kitchen to whip up a delectable treat. Recipes include: My lost childhood chocolate birthday cake; Politically correct Sacher torte; Intimate scones; The Belgian street waffle; and 61 others! I give this collector's dream 5+ stars.
(Thank you to Hachette Book Group for my review copy.)