Sunday, December 13, 2009

Review: Chocolate: A Love Story: 65 Chocolate Dessert Recipes from Max Brenner's Private Collection

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Released: Nov 2 2009

Hardcover: 144 pages

ISBN: 978-0316056625

Recommended for: Chocoholics!

Teaser quote:
"Shave a generous amount of dark chocolate onto each piece of bread and serve warm in stacks of three, letting the chocolate melt between the warm slices." (pg 14)

My rating: 4/5

My thoughts:

A stunning chocolate recipe collection from the infamous Max Brenner. Using both photographs and Art Deco graphics, this is not only a cookbook, it also serves as a coffee table book. From crepes, to cakes, to chocolate pizza, this book covers everything a chocolate lover could desire.

I must confess to being a huge chocolate lover. I have no problem eating chocolate any time of day, heck even for breakfast. Not only are the recipes mouth-watering just to read, almost all require common ingredients and have easy-to-follow directions. I even found a new cookie to add to my batch of Christmas goodies I make every year: Once-Upon-A-Time Small Almond Cookies. This was one of my review testers and the family gobbled them up. That's when I knew this was getting a promotion to my recipe box. A great book for those like me who think chocolate should be it's own food group.


  1. I didn't know who Max Brenner was until we went to his restaurant during our recent trip to NYC. My hubby, who is really into cooking and all that anyway, bought this book right away, lol! I don't even know if he's really looked at it since then though. I'm still waiting on my chocolate dessert!

  2. You've made my mouth water! I won this in a giveway but I haven't received it yet :(

  3. lmao Max Brenner is an israeli chocolate company :P i like his chocolate but its very rich lol Happy to see Max Brenner wrote a cook book :P

  4. you guys are too funnyy. I think I gianed 10 lbs just reading it ;)