Chocolate - The Chocolate Connoisseur.

Chocolate Taste Tests: * The Chocolate Connoisseur by Chloé Doutre-Roussel.
* Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light by Mort Rosenblum.
* Alice Medrich on chocolate.
* Fran Bigelow on chocolate.
* Chocolate recipes. NEW Je'oan D'ark Limoncello Truffles.
* Chocolate Diets: Women's Stress Buster and other Diet recommendations.
* Chocolate History.
* Chocolate science: biology, chemistry, and psychology.
* Glossy chocolate glossary.

The Chocolate Connoisseur by Chloé Doutre-Roussel.

The Chocolate Connoisseur
by Chloé Doutre-Roussel.

After an introduction with a brief Chocolate History (beginning about 1000 BCE, when wild cocoa trees are growing in the Amazon and shown on Mayan pottery from that time), we get ten sections:

  1. Chocolate past and present: 3 millennia of chocolate's history, culminating with a list of fine brands:

  2. Building your own chocolate profile:

  3. Bean to bar
    The process and the jargon

  4. Tasting, tasting, ...
    Chloé's Five Senses Chocolate Tasting

  5. Chocolate to share
    Tasting games have some general guidelines:

    One game is to provide three samples: three are different and the 4th is a duplicate. Can your friends tell which sample is duplicated?

  6. The cream of the crop
    This is where she:

  7. Bars and bonbons
    Her preference is for bars. But for filled chocolates, she has a 'four chocolate test' for a chocolatier:

    See her book for information on how to judge these samples and for her recipe for making your own truffles.

  8. Chocolate: friend or foe?
    This is a section of PR and spin.

  9. Becoming a connoisseur
    Mainly a sample day at her job as the Fortnum & Mason's chocolate buyer.

  10. The future of chocolate
    Hopes and expectations.

The book ends with a Glossary and Bibliography.

Chloé's Chocolate Taste Test.

Chocolate Books.

Buy 'Death by Chocolate' Death by Chocolate: The Last Word on a Consuming Passion
by Marcel Desaulniers (Author), Michael Grand (Photographer)
Try Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Cheesecake.
Or Caramel Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.
Or Chocolate Dementia.
Buy 'Real Chocolate : Sweet and Savory Recipes for Nature's Purest Form of Bliss' The Five Senses Chocolate test as recommended in
Real Chocolate : Sweet and Savory Recipes for Nature's Purest Form of Bliss
by Chantal Coady.
Buy 'Chocolatier [MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION]' Chocolatier [MAGAZINE]
Fabulous recipes arriving every couple of months.