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.
Chocolate: A Love Story's recipes are categorized under delicious topics, such as Chocolate therapy: Comforting Pastries, and A Sugar Rush: Straightforward Chocolate Drinks.
Browsing through the recipes definitely made my mouth water, and the names of the chocolate creations made me smile. The “Guilt-free fried chocolate truffles, with generous extra cream of healthy happiness” looked and sounded so decadent, and the “Eco-friendly, chocolate bread pudding, made of all the leftovers and so good that none is leftover” sounds like something I would make as well as devour.
The only aspect about the book that I personally felt was missing was images of each decadent delight. There were a few that did have images of the chocolate treat, but I wish all of the recipes included a photo, since I personally feel photos of the finished product makes them all the more tantalizing. However, the recipes that didn’t include a photo did have funky, retro graphics that were engaging.
Chocolate: A Love Story would make a wonderful gift for the chocoholic in your life, or for someone who loves to bake, or for anyone who simply loves a unique book!
Shop: You can purchase Chocolate: A Love Story at various retailers online and nationwide.
Win: One lucky winner will receive a copy of Chocolate: A Love Story!
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Congratulations to Nancye!
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Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.