Tuesday, May 7, 2019

There Are Herbs In My Chocolate Release Day

At long last the book has been re-released in it's awesome expanded edition. There's plenty in here to make anyone want to come back for seconds.

Chocolate has always been a slight obsession with us, not that we eat a ton of it.  Chocolate comes in so many forms that it's nearly impossible to really experience the whole range of what it can do unless you really try to expand and play with all of the little nuances.  Even then I'm sure you'd never really get to it all.

Sweets are usually the first thing people think about when they hear chocolate (cookies, pie, candy) but soon you might switch to mole which is unsweetened cocoa in savory dishes.

My absolute favorite part of seeing what can be done with chocolate though is the use of the cocoa butter and white or dulce chocolates.  These give a flavor and creaminess to foods that you'll probably not expect. The bruschetta as pictured on the cover and toast were both made using cocoa butter rather than regular butter and it gives them almost a brown butter feel to them with that hint of cacao nib flavor at the end.  It really plays well into the other flavors that go with it.

So if you haven't already ordered a copy then now's a great time to pick one up from one of these fine retailers.  Or on Amazon in either Paperback or Kindle Edition.

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