The Joy of Chocolate: Recipes and Stories from the Wonderful World of the Cocoa Bean (Hardcover)

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If you are looking for a beautiful cookbook to guide you through making some fabulous holiday desserts or looking for the perfect cookbook for the chocolate lover in your life, Paul Young’s The Joy of Chocolate is a great choice. I’ve cooked two of the recipes—the Chocolate Truffle Torte and the Triple-Chocolate Sandwich Cookies. The torte was surprisingly quick and simple, and looks like one you’d get from a high-end pastry shop or at a fabulous restaurant. The cookies are so decadent and comforting that I could eat one every night. One—they are very rich and satisfying. The author knows so much about chocolate and how to work with it, and is so good at explaining, that I felt like a real pastry chef following the recipes. If you bake at the holidays, use this book and you will seriously impress your friends and family.

— Genevieve


A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to creating delicious chocolates and fillings from scratch by a master chocolatier

Written by one of the UK’s most celebrated master chocolatiers, and a presenter on the BBC2 TV series The Sweet Makers, this guide showcases how to make delicious chocolates from scratch in your own kitchen. 

This delightfully decadent book is a love letter to chocolate, from the very fundamentals of what is chocolate and how to taste and buy, to achieving a world-class shine and blending flavor like a pro. It explains clearly and with creativity, so that by the end of the book, anyone from beginner to confident cook will be able to make the very best chocolate recipes. 

Ever since Paul introduced sea salted caramel to the world of chocolate, he has been at the forefront of artisan chocolate making. With three chocolateries in London, Paul has a reputation as a flavor alchemist who often incorporates unusual ingredients into his wonderful confections and develops combinations that are original, experimental, sometimes daring, yet always perfectly balanced.

About the Author

Paul A Young is a ground-breaking and inspirational chocolatier who is at the forefront of the British chocolate scene. Trained as a chef before moving into the world of chocolate, Paul’s cutting-edge creativity has won him numerous awards and led to him being ranked among the world’s best chocolatiers. In 2014, the International Chocolate Awards named Paul Outstanding British Chocolatier. Paul’s dedication to his craft, his personality and his experimental creativity shine through in the quality of his chocolates and through the style of his beautiful boutique chocolateries.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780857839909
ISBN-10: 085783990X
Publisher: Kyle Books
Publication Date: October 4th, 2022
Pages: 208
Language: English