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Enjoyable and totally calorie free!
on 22 March 2006
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.....