Chocolate is made from the seeds of the tree Theobroma cacao, `Theobroma' being the Greek word for `food of the gods'.
Delectably sweet, luxuriously soft and divinely smooth - if any ingredient could launch a thousand ships, it would be chocolate.
From sauces and desserts to tarts, biscuits, cakes and drinks, chocolate's versatility is stunning.
Whether you want to whip up the most incredibly simple mousse or indulge in a sinful sticky chocolate cake, this book covers it all.
From rich chocolate truffles to warm fruit drizzled with chocolate sauce, from comforting thick and creamy hot chocolate to sophisticated shiny chocolate icing, the flavours, textures and aromas are always utterly intoxicating. Chocolate gives you a superb collection of delicious, luxurious recipes, all of which are easy to follow and simple to make.
Whether you're looking for the perfect way to end a dinner for your family and friends, or just an indulgent treat for yourself, you'll find a delicious array of options, from simple and traditional recipes to exquisite and innovative ones.
For beginners and more experienced cooks alike, this is the one-stop bible for chocolate lovers.