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
Publishing Date 2013
Format Portrait; 230mm X 260mm; Softcover