There's a difference between a chocoholic and a chocophile, and Clay Gordon is decidedly in the latter category. It's not enough for him to simply love this rich indulgence; he is equally addicted to the finer points of choosing it, just as a wine aficionado enjoys researching different varietals and developing a taste for particularly fine ones. In Discover Chocolate, Gordon provides a handy rating system, a field guide for distinguishing different types and styles of chocolates, an overview of how cacao becomes chocolate (including maps of where cacao is grown), advice for pairing chocolate and wine, and tips on how and where to shop for the best chocolate in the world. This is the book every true chocolate enthusiast has been craving.
Clay Gordon is the editor and publisher of Chocophile.com and the founder of the New World Chocolate Society. A leading independent authority on chocolate, he conducts chocolate tastings and classes across the country. His insights about chocolate are frequently published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Business Week.
Megan Brenn-White is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet School of Cookery. A frequent contributor to the kid's section at Food Network Online and a children's cooking class teacher, she is committed to helping parents get in the kitchen with their kids.
A hobby lover who has delved into each of these and more, author Tina Barseghian serves up a playful mix of information and resources to help you get your hobby on and experience a whole new world of fun and relaxation.
Tina Barseghian is the Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT magazine. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Design for Living, and CondÃ© Nast Traveler and was a contributing editor at ReadyMade magazine.