Since its opening in London's Kings Road 19 years ago, Rococo Chocolates has become a place of pilgrimage for chocolate lovers from all over the world. As founder of the Campaign for Real Chocolate and co-founder of the Chocolate Society, Rococo proprieter, Chantal Coady, has a mission to uphold quality and promote the mood-enhancing, health ...
Since its opening in London's Kings Road 19 years ago, Rococo Chocolates has become a place of pilgrimage for chocolate lovers from all over the world. As founder of the Campaign for Real Chocolate and co-founder of the Chocolate Society, Rococo proprieter, Chantal Coady, has a mission to uphold quality and promote the mood-enhancing, health-giving qualities of "real" chocolate. Fifty recipes include irresistible desserts such as dark chocolate creme brulee and white chocolate, saffron and cardamom pannacotta and tantalizing savoury dishes such as ravioli with cocoa nibs and lentils. This indulgent book also features a brief history of chocolate and chocolate making, explains how to recognize quality and is full of chocolate facts.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-02-03 Founder of London's Rococo chocolate shop and author of two previous chocolate books, Coady has now unleashed her inexhaustible passion for all things chocolate onto a full-scale cookbook. Coady (who co-founded the standard-bearing Chocolate Society) has made it her personal mission to keep the informed consumer away from "fast chocolate," with its hydrogenated fats and nasty byproducts. Despite its principled stance, this is a highly functional cookbook. It can be used as a chocolate primer-how to make ganache and truffles, how to temper chocolate, how to work with simple molds. But it also contains an intriguing exploration of chocolate as a savory ingredient (a gesture toward chocolate's often overlooked South American origins). Many of these depend on an unexpectedly logical invention: chocolate-balsamic vinegar, the active ingredient in Hangover Fried Eggs; Eggplant, Chocolate and Goat Cheese Pizzettes; and Quick Pan-roasted Chicken with Chocolate Vinegar. Coady also covers surer territory with Classic Mousse, old-fashioned hot cocoa, Chocolate Brownies and an assortment of the usual cakes and cookies. While ingredients can be expensive and not always easy to find (Coady has a ruinous affection for saffron and cocoa nibs, for example), the recipes are generally appealing and straightforward. The photographs are mouthwatering and the design elegant beyond belief-virtual prerequisites for chocolate books. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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