The Essence of Chocolate
The Essence of Chocolate contains more than 100 delectable recipes for cooking with chocolate drawn from the Scharffen Berger files and two dozen top pastry chefs.
In addition, our founders John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg describe how they started their business, literally in Robert's home kitchen, as well as the trial-and-error process of making their own chocolate from cacao. They also devoted a facinating chapter to the farmers who grow cacao beans in Venezuela and the Domican Republic, detailing their search for the best quality beans. Filled with helpful tips and sumptuous photographs, The Essence of Chocolate is a book that is every bit as alluring as its subject.