Sunday, November 1, 2009

Review: Chocolate: A Love Story by Max Brenner

Chocolate: A Love Story by Max Brenner is a cookbook filled with 62 unique recipes for the chocolate lover and connoisseur. It's a cross between a cookbook and coffee table art book. It's filled with a combination of photographs and artwork with an art deco avant garde look to them. They are definitely engaging and fascinating to look at. To be honest, the recipes are pretty fancy and not simple everyday baking. I think that you need to be a more experienced baker or adventurous chocolatier to take on the challenge of making some of the recipes. This would be a wonderful gift book for the true chocolate connoisseur.

I found this video which takes you into Max Brenners restaurants and shows some of his amazing chocolate concoctions:

*Thanks to Hachette for providing a copy of this book for review. I am an Amazon associate.


  1. I do love to bake, but I'm not sure I would consider myself experienced. Just looking at the pictures of all the chocolate sounds divine, though.

  2. I'm far from an expert when it comes to working with chocolate. However, I can definitely appreciate the art and expertise behind a book like this.

  3. wow.. I am no expert for sure.. but I'd still love to peruse.. who knows it might be motivation to branch out. Thanks for the review.

  4. The recipes are probably mostly beyond my skill level, but I might have to check this out... if nothing else, maybe I'll get inspired for this year's chocolate fest (one of my friends throws a party every Feb.; everyone brings something chocolatey, and there are prizes in various categories.) In the meantime, though, I'll have to get my fix rooting through the leftover Halloween candy!


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