This is a celebration of chocolate with more than 30 full-colour photographs and 150 easy recipes based on five essential ganaches (glaze or filling made from chocolate and cream). Ed Engoron, the founder of the premium chocolate boutique Choclatique, provides readers with his principles for making 150 easy chocolate recipes based on one of five essential building blocks or 'ganaches.' Once the reader understands Ed's principles, he or she will feel confident to produce the most stunning chocolate creations possible, or whip up a luscious chocolate delights minutes before dinner. Offering the expected rich chocolate cakes, cookies, and bars, as well as ideas for dressing up store-bought mixes for cakes and brownies, this book "Choclatique" also includes recipes for ice cream, puddings, muffins, breads, custards, sauces, chocolate drinks, and more. Each recipe is foolproof, insuring the reader brilliant success every time. Ed enchants the reader with tales of his travels in search of the best chocolate treats the world has to offer. He has prowled the streets of Paris, ventured into the Brazilian jungle, and studied pastry and chocolate with some of the world's finest teachers and chefs. He has experienced first hand how cacao beans are harvested, dried, roasted, sold, and made into chocolate. He has searched for chocolate in more than 130 countries and he shares his extensive knowledge in the pages of "Choclatique". The recipes and stories are beautifully illustrated with more than 30 full-color photographs and an attractive design.