III. Chocolate Cookbooks
Cookbooks that discuss, cover, photograph, teach and write about chocolates are as important for us, chocolate enthusiast, as air to keeping us alive. Some of us are serious collectors with perhaps hundreds of books in our library; it is enough that the book has only the word “chocolate” buried somewhere on page 99 and it is purchased; some of us are more selective and buy only what we think is relevant to our chocolate business, and some of us are just enjoy looking at photographs at Barnes & Nobles or in the library. Nevertheless, we do not have a book shelve without a book about chocolate. I thought, I must list here some with a brief review, so that if you do not own yet anyone of the books listed here, you may have a second thought about them. Another possibility is that you never heard of them; in which case I am delighted to expose you to these gems so that you’ll have an opportunity to enrich your personal collection.
This list is definitely not exhaustive; most likely I will add more in Part 3, but even then, I am positive it will not be complete. We will continue to find more and more of these important reference books.
I’d like to thank you for visiting and ask you to send me your favorite book, if it is not listed here. I am interested to develop an exhaustive list so that everyone can find what they are looking for.
Since this is a list, not an article, I have a big favor to ask you now and not at the conclusion of the report. I will very much appreciate it if you could volunteer to be my friend on Facebook so that I can create a very useful reference source for you there, as well. I am unable to do it until I do not have at least 24 friends. Thanks for your consideration. I promise to deliver many useful information on this blog and via other media, whenever I can.
1. Candy Freak, by Steve Almond. This is an entertaining book about chocolate. Steve Almond, the author introduces us to the “fading away, little guy” candy maker. Most of the time, while reading the book I have not only laughed out loud, but tears were running down my cheek from the laughing. I definitely wanted more.