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Chocolate: The Definitive Guide

Chocolate: The Definitive Guide

by Sara Jayne Stanes


Few authors can write more authoritatively on this topic than ‘chocolate evangelist’ Sara Jayne Stanes. Stanes covers the chocolate gamut, from history and provenance to cocoa varieties and how chocolate is made, and includes 10 unbeatable recipes for Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Truffles, and more.

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Grub Street
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William Curley

Patissier and chocolatier

Sara Jayne is the authority on fine chocolate and this book was very much at the forefront of the fine chocolate movement in the UK. The book covers an in depth history of cacao from the very beginnings with the indigenous people of South America through to the modern day fine chocolate industry. It has an array of chocolate based recipe from herself and also from well-known chefs.