Buy Used
$4.00
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Fast Shipping - Safe and Secure Bubble Mailer!
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Discover Chocolate: The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Tasting, and Enjoying Fine Chocolate Hardcover – October 18, 2007


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$6.55 $0.01
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Gotham; 1St Edition edition (October 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592403085
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592403080
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 7.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #345,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Clay Gordon’s Discover Chocolate is clearly a labor of love. A thorough and informed guide, it offers valuable insight for those with a passion and desire to learn about the world of chocolate.”
—Jim Goldman, President, Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.

“In tasting chocolate with the same passion and precision as wine critics do wine, Clay Gordon has elevated the whole idea of appreciating chocolate to new heights.”
—W.R. Tish, former editor of Wine Enthusiast magazine and founder of www.wineforall.com

“Any fan of Clay Gordon’s website chocophile.com will find all its enjoyable qualities combined in this book: a first-time explorer’s spontaneous enthusiasm, an insider’s perspective, and a refreshingly personal conversational style. I am impressed especially by Clay’s nuanced but substantive approach to the art of tasting chocolate. Discover Chocolate will be an original, insightful, and informative addition to any chocolate-lover’s library.”
—Maricel Presilla, culinary historian and author of The New Taste of Chocolate

“Clay’s thorough and meticulous investigation on chocolate is the foundation for this comprehensive book that leaves very little undiscovered in the marvelous world of enjoying chocolate today."
—Michael Antinorsi, Owner, Chuao Chocolatier

Discover Chocolate is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the complex world of chocolate today. Highly informative and easy to use, Clay Gordon’s new book is the ultimate guide to chocolate, just as the subtitle promises.”
—Alexandra Leaf, chocolate educator, cookbook author, and culinary historian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Clay Gordon is the editor and publisher of Chocophile.com and the founder of the New World Chocolate Society. A leading independent authority on chocolate, he conducts chocolate tastings and classes across the country. His insights about chocolate are frequently published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Business Week, among other publications. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
12
4 star
1
3 star
2
2 star
1
1 star
0
See all 16 customer reviews
Overall a great book, a must buy for anyone even remotely interested in chocolate.
Asher R. Snyder
As a novice who is very interested in making chocolate at home, Clay's book provided plenty of information to get me started.
Budda Belly
Well written, chock full of information about chocolate by today's most well informed chocolate connoiseur, Clay Gordon.
CNg

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Asher R. Snyder on October 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is absolutely awesome. I knew very little about chocolate before reading this book, but now feel confident in my chocolate knowledge. It has increased my interest in choclate, and am now able to scrutinize the chocolate wherever I go.

Furthermore, the author does a good job of conversing with the reader. One feels like they're having a conversation with Clay, rather than being lectured. Overall a great book, a must buy for anyone even remotely interested in chocolate.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Adrenalin Streams on October 25, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Clay Gordon is a self-taught expert and dedicated chocophile from the US. This book sets out what he has learned about fine chocolate in the 15 years since he began his mission to become an expert. The book is split into four main sections covering how to taste chocolate, the story of chocolate from bean to bar (including a look at the genetics of cacao), how to judge and buy quality chocolate, and pairing chocolate with wine and other alcoholic drinks. Gordon writes with all the passion of an enthusiast and his style is both easy to read and quite winning. I think the sections of the book on how to taste chocolate and from bean to bar are particularly well written and laid out and worth the price of the book alone. The section on buying quality chocolate is interesting, while I could live without the section on pairings with alcohol. Another big plus for the book is that it contains an excellent glossary of terms used in the chocolate world, which will be very helpful to both beginners and keen amateurs alike. There are relatively few books on chocolate as a subject, as opposed to recipes using chocolate, and even fewer that seek to explore the world of high cocoa content, quality bean, fine chocolate. We are therefore lucky that the books that do exist are all complementary to each other and well written and/or inspirational. If I was advising a fine chocolate novice on getting started I might suggest first reading Chloe Doutre-Roussel's short and sweet "The Chocolate Connoiseur", then following up with this book, which is much more in depth, and then rounding off with Sarah Jane Evans's "Chocolate Unwrapped", which looks in detail at the leading 80 fine chocolate manufacturer's around the world and their bars.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sera on March 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I love this book! It provides the groundwork for your own personal exploration in the world of fine chocolate. The information is solid and applicable and I feel better prepared how to understand and evaluate the chocolate I encounter from now on. The chapter on tasting notes is especially good, considering how little is written on the subject. If you are a lover of chocolate, this is a must read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Ray Petty on September 13, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is an excellent overview of chocooate and its production. Well written, illustrated and authorative.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M_NYC on November 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great book - fun read, comprehensive, good suggestions for any chocolate lover. Author loves chocolate and his enthusiasm is contagious.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Carol J. on November 4, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Very Helpful.
This book was very helpful and interesting. Helped to make my first attempt to host a chocolate tasting a success.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By CNg on February 18, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love chocolate, eating it, reading about it and looking at it. Well written, chock full of information about chocolate by today's most well informed chocolate connoiseur, Clay Gordon.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
A ton of info packed into a 2 hour read. Thorough groundwork for the chocolate novice. Straight to the point and worthwhile.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search