This is the time to indulge in life’s delicacies – and what else can represent it better than chocolate.
It is usually the time that I look for chocolate books as gifts for my friends who share my enthusiasm about this glorious product. At this time I decided to review the chocolate book created by one of my mentors, the famous sugar and chocolate artist, Ewald Notter.
If you really want to learn to work with chocolate and to understand this temperamental product – then this is the book that should treat yourself with as a Christmas or Chanukah gift.
If you are more interested in a book that has lots of recipes, this is not the book that you should buy. I am actually surprised about the limited quantity of new cookbooks with chocolate as the central theme.
I attended Ewald’s class about working with chocolates and creating truffles, pralines, and molded bonbons and I can tell you that Ewald spares no time nor effort to make sure that you gain the most in his class. I was still in my infancy of learning at the time and made errors on left and right. Ewald knew that I am an amateur, not a pastry chef, nevertheless, he worked with me until I got it right.