the appetizer:

Holidays and chocolate naturally go together and Marcel Desaulniers' I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas, shows you how with recipes like Hungarian Chocolate Walnut Roll, White Chocolate Kisses, and Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Cigars.

I Love Desserts


I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas

by Marcel Desaulniers

Chocolaty Fudge Cake, Cocoa Coconut Cuties, Mocha Madness Cookies and Chocolate Orange Cheesecake are just some of the delectable delights found in the pages of bestselling author Marcel Desaulniers' latest endeavor, I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas. This fun and festive collection is full of enticing recipes from the chocolate expert and co-owner of the much celebrated restaurant. The Trellis, in Williamsburg, VA.

Desaulniers has won almost every award there is to win in the culinary world, including four James Beard awards, an award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), and a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). His new book offers over 70 seductive chocolate recipes, 48 tantalizing color photographs, and is full of holiday spirit. Chapters include "Been Good Sweets" with recipes like Chocolate Amaretto Terrine, "Been Bad Sweets" showcasing Dark Chocolate 'Kuttercream, and "Santa's Workshop" with recipes for tasty accompaniments such as Butterscotch Sauce, Vivacious Vanilla Ice Cream, and Miss Junie Mae's Peanut Brittle.

All of the desserts in I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas are accessible enough for home cooks to accomplish during the busy holiday season, yet professional enough to impress any houseguest or gift recipient. In addition to the mouthwatering recipes, Desaulniers provides tips on equipment, ingredients, and techniques, such as how to skin a hazelnut and melting chocolate like a pro. Additionally, the final chapter is full of advice on packaging and shipping treats for holiday gifts, so you can send sweet holiday cheer to faraway friends.

This fun-filled book is brimming with delights waiting to be made, and these treats are sure to be a hit. After all, no one knows chocolate like Marcel Desaulniers. Happy Holidays!

About the Author

Marcel Desaulniers' classic James Beard Award-winning book, Death by Chocolate, has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide, and his television series based on the book was one of The Learning Channel's highest-rated programs for several years. Desaulniers' other awards include The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Culinary Institute of America, the James Beard Award for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic States, the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in America, and Food and Wine magazine's Honor Roll of American Chefs. A graduate of the CIA, Desaulniers is the executive chef and co-owner of The Trellis Restaurant in Williamsburg, VA.

  • I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas
  • by Marcel Desaulniers
  • Wiley 2007
  • Hardcover; 224 pages; $29.95
  • ISBN: 0764599003
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764599002
  • Information provided by the publisher.

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