Bean to Bar Chocolate (Megan Giller)
Author Megan Giller invites fellow chocoholics on a fascinating journey through America’s craft chocolate revolution. Learn what to look for in a craft chocolate bar and how to successfully pair chocolate with coffee, beer, spirits, cheese, or bread. This comprehensive celebration of chocolate busts some popular myths (like “white chocolate isn’t chocolate”) and introduces you to more than a dozen of the hottest artisanal chocolate makers in the US today. You’ll get a taste for the chocolate-making process and understand how chocolate’s flavor depends on where the cacao was grown — then discover how to turn your artisanal bars into unexpected treats with 22 recipes from master chefs.
This delectable tour of America’s craft chocolate movement is the ultimate fulfillment for your chocolate obsession.
Megan Giller traces the journey from harvesting cacao pods to transforming them into finished bars with distinctive and complex flavors – including fruity, floral, nutty, and smoky. You’ll then go behind the scenes to learn why artisanal chocolate from America’s hottest makers is so special.
This invaluable resource teaches the nuanced art of pairing chocolate with beer, spirits, bread, cheese, and more, while master chefs highlight those irresistible combinations with recipes for decadent treats such as Ceylon Tea Fudge Sauce and Pop Rocks Chocolate Bark.
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