The Chocolate Bible
The Definitive Sourcebook, With Over 600 IllustrationsBook - 1997
In a unique collaboration, Christian Teubner, the master pastry chef and world-renowned food photographer; Sybil Grafin Schonfeldt, cultural historian of culinary practice; Silvio Rizzi, food writer and critic; Eckart Witzigmann, one of the most imaginative and original gourmet chefs; Karl Schuhmacher, teacher of master confectioners; and Leopold Forsthofer, a master confectioner, have combined their knowledge and skills to produce this definitive sourcebook with over 600 illustrations: The Chocolate Bible. The title of this book is no idle boast, for it is the most complete and most beautifully illustrated reference work ever to be published on one of mankind's most delectable foods. The first chapter presents the general historical background of chocolate from pre-Columbian Mexico to the introduction of chocolate in Europe and America. This is followed by chapters on the production of chocolate and the techniques for working with chocolate. The heart of this beautiful book is devoted to over 150 step-by-step recipes and extraordinary color photographs for Chocolate Patisserie; Chocolate Candies; Chocolate Mousse, Ice Creams, Parfait, Puddings, and Souffles; Hot and Cold Chocolate Drinks; and Using Chocolate to Create Unusual Main-Course Dishes. The text, design, and more than 600 color photographs presented in The Chocolate Bible are unsurpassed. The superbly illustrated recipes make it not only a valuable practical book for the kitchen but also a handsome gift for a friend or family member. Book jacket.
Publisher: Edison, N.J. : Chartwell Books, c1997
Branch Call Number: 641.6374 CHO 1997
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm