Chocolate Lovers Book Collections and Chocolates
Chocolate books and chocolate recipe cookbooks from the famous chefs around the world and Best brand Chocolatiers companies.
Be tempted at anytime or for any occasion by this 1924 French company. For years they have produced chocolates with a lasting taste that are intense and aromatic by using proven methods from their selection of cocoa beans to manufacturing. Because of this Valrhona is especially desired and recognized by professionals and chocolate gourmets everywhere.
In the 1850’s, Etienne Guittard embarked on an arduous journey from France to America. It was during the California Gold Rush, and in just a few short years, while still in his twenties, this adventuresome Frenchman struck gold on the rough and tumble streets of early San Francisco. An experienced chocolate maker, Etienne had brought delicious French chocolate to trade for mining supplies, but soon discovered that wealthy miners were willing to pay premium prices for this elegant treat. Etienne sailed back to Tournus, France, where he worked in his uncle's chocolate factory until he could afford to buy his own chocolate making equipment. In 1868, he returned to San Francisco and opened Guittard Chocolate on Sansome Street.
Cote d'Or Chocolate
Known as the “elephant” chocolate Belgian Cote d'Or Chocolate is one of the best known chocolates in the world. Registered in 1883 by two chocolatiers, Michiels and Bieswal, the name comes from the West African coast of Ghana known as the “Gold Coast”. Cocoa beans produced in this region are known for their bold taste. Try Cote d'Or that has been truly a giant in the chocolate industry.