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The Chocolate Connoisseur: For Everyone with a Passion for Chocolate [Hardcover]

Chloe Doutre-Roussel
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27 Oct 2005
Do you love chocolate? Most of us do! In Britain we eat an estimated 660,900 tonnes of chocolate a year - an average of 11kg each. But much of what we eat isn't good chocolate. The 'chocolate angel' Chloe Doutre-Roussel is a woman with a mission - to teach the world about chocolate. Even if you've spent a lifetime eating the worst milk chocolate, there is still time to harness your tastebuds and become a connoisseur. More than just a book about chocolate, this is the story of one woman's personal journey through chocolate. Chloe loved chocolate as a child growing up in Mexico, and now devotes her working life to researching, tasting and sourcing the finest chocolate from all over the world. In The Chocolate Connoisseur, she reveals the secrets of what chocolate to eat, when to eat it, how to eat it, and most importantly, how to overcome the idea that chocolate is an indulgence. She debunks the myths and explores the fascinating psychology of chocolate. For Chloe, chocolate is a passion, a focus that enables you to structure your life positively. 'You need to know what brings you happiness - and how to invite the ingredients for happiness into your life.'


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus Books (27 Oct 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749925647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749925642
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 11.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 77,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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sensuous and entertaining -- The Independent on Sunday

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Chloe Doutre-Roussell is the chocolate buyer at Fortnum & Mason in London. An agronomist by trade, she worked around the world for the UN before devoting herself to chocolate. She has worked in chocolate factories, and as a taster for chocolatiers, and currently spends her time travelling the world in search of the world's finest chocolates. She also runs chocolate-tasting courses and acts as an adviser to many top chocolatiers. She lives in London.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and totally calorie free! 22 Mar 2006
By Myrtle
Format:Hardcover
I ordered this on the strength of reviews and when it appeared in person I was struck firstly by it's weight, it's neat little size and the elegant and charming dust jacket. Yes, I was won over before I had even opened it! Miss Doutre-Roussel covers her life-long passion with enthusiasm and knowledge. Chapters include the history of chocolate, cocoa trees, the manufacuring process, health implications, chocolatiers of the future and more. I did tire, though, of her constant urging to aspire to becoming a chocolate connoisseur and I did'nt really need to know that she wakes up at 5am every morning to the sound of classical music.....
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4.0 out of 5 stars Everyone's favourite,,,chocolate... 3 Mar 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A really informative book about chocolate and its history with recipes and ideas...really good for someone who knows their chocolate...or who would like to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A chocolate dip if ever there was one 15 Dec 2005
Format:Hardcover
This is the 'Reader's Digest' of chocolate.
It's the Wikipedia of chocolate.
It's the Pick 'n' Mix of chocolate.
It's the chocolate dip of chocolate.
Get the idea? This isn't a book that follows a single thread or theme (like 'The true history of chocolate'), this book dips into all sorts of topics from history to myth to recipes to just about everything.
It's also a very touchy-feely book because it's small in size; beautifully produced in the hardback version, on high quality paper and feels almost good enough to eat. (I wonder what it would taste of? Any bets?)
If ever there was book to curl up with to read as your fingers idly sort and riffle through a nearby box of luscious chocs, this must be a top contender.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Self indulgence 17 Sep 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a great book about one of the great pleasures in life, also gives an insite ion to healthy chocolate abuse!!! great comfort reading
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