Chocolate’s african odyssey

Chocolate’s African Odyssey


Di burger has excelled herself in celebrating south africa’s emerging and burgeoning chocolate industry and shows off its best side. It’s a unique look at an industry that is currently riding a new wave of success. She believes the book could turn the heads of even those who would dare to treat chocolate with contempt.
The diversity and imagination of our own local chocolate industry will astonish you. Chocolate’s african odyssey is filled with interesting and entertaining facts and commentary and illustrated with over 600 simply sublime images.

Di burger has produced three regional cape winelands books, plus a gorgeous coffee table book on local mcc Sparkling wine – celebrating méthode cap classique. Utterly inspired by the beauty, the warmth, the passion and immense talent in our country, Di combines her innate project management skills with a highly creative spirit, a whirlwind of attitude and a desire to get the job done. When she is not exploring the countryside, she is hard at work, researching and compiling the information to create and co-ordinate the magic in these books.
Celebrating Chocolate In South Africa


Chocolate conjures up images of decadence and deliciousness at once. You can eat it, drink it, cook with it, pair it with just about anything – chocolate is a food hero. It’s been celebrated throughout the centuries and is the stuff ofd reams for many. While a chocoholic’s paradise awaits, turning the pages will spark anyone’s sense of indulgence and make you want to join in the fun.

For pure indulgence, the reader is taken on a tour of the country’s emerging chocolatiers, patisseries, food emporiums, cafés, restaurants and hotels that offer anything from a melt-in-the-mouth chocolate truffle, a bon-bon, salted pistachio chocolate tart to a full blown afternoon tea.

Chocolate’s african odyssey also charts chocolate’s history and cultivation and you are shown how to discern the difference between fine chocolate and compound chocolate and all the variations in-between. There are masses of fabulous chocolate recipes that have a distinctly south african slant and for those who want to learn more, the book includes a number of culinary institutes that offer full or part time chocolate, and patisserie skills training.

The index lists local and european chocolate makers and distributers from whom you can buy small or larger quantities of top quality chocolate.

Authors Di   Burger
Isbn  978-0-620-56703-9
Publishing  Date  2013
Format  Portrait; 230mm  X  260mm;  Softcover
Pages  216

Additional information

Weight 2.4250848840337 g