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La Maison Du Chocolat [Hardcover]

Robert Linxe , Michele Carles
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1 Jan 2001
Every exquisite delicacy created by the world-renowned La Maison du Chocolat is unrivaled chocolate perfection. Made only of the purest, freshest ingredients, legendary chocolatier Robert Linxe's mouthwatering confections are noble, artistic creations that capture the essence of chocolate in its truest form and exalt its taste in every memorable, undiluted bite.
Now, for the first time ever, Linxe reveals his bewitching chocolate dessert recipes and chocolate-making knowledge in this sumptuously photographed volume. Here, he shares his philosophy, his vision as artisan-creator, his high standards of quality, his use of the purest ingredients, and his chocolate innovations and secrets. With 65 recipes-all beloved classics with the remarkable Linxe touch-from the ultimate chocolate profiterole to the most tender chocolate cake-this impressive volume is the definitive word on the subject and an irresistible treat for cooks, brides-to-be, and the millions of chocophiles worldwide.

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications (1 Jan 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847823431
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847823437
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 23.6 x 29.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,335,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous but ... 31 Dec 2009
By nemo42
Format:Hardcover
A gorgeous book, some might say chocolate pornography.

My only little quibble is the weights and measures, which are all in US cups and tablespoons. I can deal with that, but what is 'a stick of butter'? I can only assume from the other quantities in the recipe that it means a whole packet. Is butter sold in 250g packets in the US? Anyway the recipes do look fantastic and I shall certainly try some and adapt others.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a beautiful book but...... 9 May 2001
By glouise - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
An absolutly gorgerous book. I think I am a little greedy in that I was expecting more from this book. I believe there are around 60 recipes. Some are divine, some were the standards found in many books and some I don't think were worth putting in(like chocolate dipped dried fruit). There are numerous lush pictures and poetic discriptions of candies made at La Maison Du Chocolat but no actual recipes or guidelines for candy making. Although I may sound critical, the book is truly beautiful and one can sense the author's passion for his art.
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3.0 out of 5 stars "A bit egotistical, but a worthy gift" 18 Feb 2005
By Keith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I agree with reviwers' comments on the photography - exceptional shots of works of art. I have been working with pastry and food for 12 years, and recommend this book as an excellent gift for someone. Constructively speaking however, it is not perfect. There are typographical errors, most trivial, several in recipes (not trivial). I thought the format a bit too much 'coffee table', and the fonts used too small and hard to read for some small neasures. The small fonts also wasted paper - large sections of blank paper in the pages. Regardless, the recipes are excellent and flavorful - don't be afraid to use the chocolate you have available. As a companion book, take a look at 'Belgian Chocolates' by Roger Geerts (1990). They are a great set!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Temptation by Choclate 1 April 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is one of the most magnificently illustrated books I have ever seen. It makes you want to either run out and buy a box of the best choclates or whip up some of the decadent brownies. Although the recipes may seem intimidating for a beginner, most of them can be easily accomplised by the home baker. The chocolate almond cake is divine. So is the chocolate rasberry mousse. My only problem with this book was that there was no section with information about chocolate and the different kinds available and their particular features.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Error ridden 28 Mar 2010
By Baking enthusiast - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Agree with most of the other reviewers in that the photography is beautiful. However, the recipes fall short. Be warned that if you really wish to make these cakes, the recipes are rife with error, poor translation from the French and ommissions which should not happen if carefully edited. We have made several comparisons with the French edition and confirmed errors with Maison du Chocolat themselves. There are some stunning mistakes with ingredients and bake times that can be amusing if you are adept when you bake. By all means purchase if you wish a coffee table display.
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5.0 out of 5 stars arm chair cookbook 5 Jun 2002
By Kasey M. Moctezuma - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have been wanting this book for a while, but I waited a long time (too long) to buy it. This book is not only visually beautiful, it has some interesting information about chocolate in general, as well as some really intriguing recipes - some of them are on a professional level and are quite complex, but a lot of them are pretty simple and sound very nice. Even if you never make a recipe out of this book, I don't think that you will regret buying it.
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