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Hot Chocolate Paperback – September 1, 2005
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THE AUTHOR SCOOP
Who would you cast as yourself in a movie of your life?
When I ran my restaurant in Ithaca, NY, we would often guess who would play each of the staff if they ever filmed the story of running a restaurant. The consensus was that Clint Eastwood would have been tapped to play me: "Go ahead, make my day."
Have you ever met a famous person?
Guest speakers and performers who visited Cornell would often be taken out to dinner at my restaurant, so over the years I met people like George McGovern, Geraldine Ferraro, William F. Buckley, John Houseman, Douglas Edwards, Carl Sagan, John F. Kennedy Jr., Betty Freidan, Andre Tschelicheff, Al Unser, Jr., Kim Alexis, Cousin Bruce Morrow, Peter Yarrow, and Neil Sedaka, to name a few.
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Tell me something that people might not know about you.
As a long distance runner, I've completed 109 races of marathon distance or longer (includes five 50-mile trail races).
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The recipes are organized in chapters by type of recipe. First you'll find recipes that reflect the historical origins of chocolate, or "Ancestral Hot Chocolates." These tend to involve spices, including a "Hellfire Hot Chocolate" that includes both allspice and cayenne! The next chapter is one of European classics, including a white hot chocolate that is my favorite recipe in this cookbook.
A chapter of modern variations on hot chocolate includes some of the truly adventuresome and odd recipes in this cookbook, such as Tarragon and Black Pepper Hot Chocolate(!) and Bay Leaf-Infused Hot Chocolate. It also includes a few flavors reminiscent of modern candy trends, such as caramel, peppermint or peanut butter.
"Adults Only" hot chocolates include alcohol, and there's also a chapter of "nostalgic" recipes, including cold recipes, a Hot Chocolate Eggnog recipe, and even a fondue. The final chapter, one of hot chocolate pairings, presents recipes for various sides to include with hot chocolate. For instance, S'Mores Hot Chocolate with Graham Crackers (and yes, there's a recipe for homemade graham crackers!).
There are only a few mild concerns one might have regarding this cookbook, I believe. After all, the quality of the recipes seems exquisite.Read more ›
The best part of the book is that it encourages you to play with the flavors in your hot chocolate. Even if you don't have all the ingredients to actually recreate a recipe, with a little bit a knowledge and some experimentation, you can adapt the recipe to your ingredients and palate.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this book so far. I haven't actually tried any of the recipes, but they all sound so good. It will be difficult to decide which one to try first, but I have my eye on the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by miss G.
I love the various different recipes for hot chocolate.... and the pictures....Published 14 months ago by sugarsweetdreams
this book has the best hot chocolate recipes ever I bought it because a french friend of mine had the hot chocolate cups from Angelina's in Paris and I hear she has the best hot... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nicole Detra
This is by far the best book on Hot Chocolate that I own (and I have many). There is a very good introduction and I love how the author gives a wonderful history of the recipes. Read morePublished on May 24, 2013 by ebett
I really liked this book. I never realized that there were so many recipes for making hot chocolate. With this book, you could make a cup of hot chocolate once a week for a year. Read morePublished on August 8, 2012 by Aunt Nancy
Excellent in several ways. 'HOT CHOCOLATE" Arrived as promised and in good condition.
The contents explain everything regarding the ingredients and process of chocolate along... Read more