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Bitter Sweet: Recipes and Tales from a Life in Chocolate
Alice Medrich
1579651607
November 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
In Bittersweet, Alice Medrich continues her mouthwatering crusade to educate chocoholics everywhere about her passion. With 30 years experience, first at her famous Berkeley bakery, Cocolat, and then as an award-winning cookbook author, there is little Medrich doesn't know about chocolate. And what sets this book apart from all others is her willingness to share what's she's learned.

As the American palate has changed, and we've learned to appreciate better quality chocolate, more and more of it is has become available to us. These premium chocolates come labeled with their percentage of cocoa solids. This delectable book is made practically foolproof thanks to the "chocolate notes" that follow any recipe where the percentage would affect the outcome. In them, Medrich provides equivalencies which allow you to use your...



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl
0141301155
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
For the first time in a decade, Willy Wonka, the reclusive and eccentric chocolate maker, is opening his doors to the public--well, five members of the public to be exact. The lucky five who find a Golden Ticket in their Wonka chocolate bars will receive a private tour of the factory, given by Mr. Wonka himself. For young Charlie Bucket, this a dream come true. And, when he finds a dollar bill in the street, he can't help but buy two Wonka's Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delights--even though his impoverished family could certainly use the extra dollar for food. But as Charlie unwraps the second chocolate bar, he sees the glimmer of gold just under the wrapper! The very next day, Charlie, along with his unworthy fellow winners Mike Teavee, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, and Augustus Gloop, steps through the factory gates...


CMA brokers pact addressing child labor abuses in West Africa. (Candy News).(Chocolate Manufacturers Association) : An article from: Candy Industry [HTML]

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This digital document is an article from Candy Industry, published by Stagnito Communications on October 1, 2001. The length of the article is 1311 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: CMA brokers pact addressing child labor abuses in West Africa. (Candy News).(Chocolate Manufacturers Association)
Author: Jessie Ray Sectzer
Publication: Candy Industry (Magazine/Journal)
Date: October 1, 2001
Publisher: Stagnito Communications
Volume: 166 Issue: 10 Page: 13(2)Distributed by Thomson Gale

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The Chocolate War
Robert Cormier
0440944597
Apr 1975
Paperback
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Book Review
Does Jerry Renault dare to disturb the universe? You wouldn't think that his refusal to sell chocolates during his school's fundraiser would create such a stir, but it does; it's as if the whole school comes apart at the seams. To some, Jerry is a hero, but to others, he becomes a scapegoat--a target for their pent-up hatred. And Jerry? He's just trying to stand up for what he believes, but perhaps there is no way for him to escape becoming a pawn in this game of control; students are pitted against other students, fighting for honor--or are they fighting for their lives? In 1974, author Robert Cormier dared to disturb our universe when this book was first published. And now, with a new introduction by the celebrated author, The Chocolate War stands ready to shock a new group of teen readers. --This text refers to the...


Chocolate Fever
Robert Kimmel Smith
0440413699
Aug 1978
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-6?Chocolate lovers will identify with Henry Green who eats chocolate wherever and however he wants. What a shock when he breaks out in a rash of brown spots that smell like chocolate! After running away from the doctor at the hospital, Henry stands up to a gang of boys, hitches a ride with a truck driverand is hijacked along with him. Veteran character voice actor Lionel Wilson reads Robert Kimmel Smith's book (Coward, 1972; Dell, pap.). Some of the character voices are exaggerated stereotypes emphasizing the humor of the book. Embedded in this tale are lessons in courage, caring, moderation, and prejudice. These tapes are good for individual and small groups to enhance reading skills especially in the middle elementary grades.Ann Elders, Mark Twain Elementary School, Federal Way, WACopyright 1997...


Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor: From Cake Mix to Cake Magnificent
Anne Byrn
0761122710
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Ann Byrn is on to something. Her first book, The Cake Mix Doctor, showed readers how to tweak store-bought cake mixes to produce "like-homemade" treats. The sequel, Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor repeats Byrn's foolproof approach, focusing solely on chocolate. The strategy? Begin with commercial mixes like chocolate cake, devil's food, and chocolate brownie; alter them with ingredients that add flavor, such as cocoa powder, or richness and moistness, like sour cream; use homemade frostings (supermarket versions won't cut it); and you're in business. "My mission," says Byrn, "is to help busy cooks find the time to bake even when company is not coming." If her sweets lack true homemade quality, they nonetheless produce entirely creditable desserts most bakers, and those they feed, will applaud.

Beginning with a...



Chocolate Mouse Trap: A Chocoholic Mystery
JoAnna Carl
0451216350
September 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Chocolate-shop manager Lee McKinney has had enough of party planner Julie Singletree's cutesy e-mails. Then somebody actually kills the woman, putting everyone on her mailing list on edge. As their connections to the murder emerge, so do more attacks. Lee smells a rat-and it's not made of chocolate. And if she doesn't want to be permanently deleted, it's up to her to trap it.


The Chocolate Touch
Patrick Skene Catling
0440412897
Dec 1995
Paperback
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Book Description

John midas loves chocolate. He loves it so much that he'll eat it any hour of any day. He doesn't care if he ruins his appetite. He thinks chocolate is better than any other food! But one day, after wandering into a candy store and buying a piece of their best chocolate, John finds out that there might just be such a thing as too much chocolate. . . . --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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A boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory
Margret Rey
0395912148
October 1998
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-In this unabridged recording about the curious little monkey, George and the man with the yellow hat stop at a chocolate store. George becomes curious about how chocolates are made and joins a tour of the factory. He is soon off on his own to investigate and, of course, mischief ensues. This lively retelling reflects George's adventure nicely and is accompanied by synthesized music and some sound effects. Side one of the tape includes page-turning signals, while side two contains an uninterrupted reading. The accompanying book (HM, 1998) is "written and illustrated in the style of Margret and H.A. Rey," and features the art of Vipah Interactive, the animators of the Curious George CD-ROMs. This book and tape set would be a popular purchase for school and public libraries.-Shauna Yusko, King...


Like Water for Chocolate
Laura Esquivel
038542017X
Oct 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Each chapter of screenwriter Esquivel's utterly charming interpretation of life in turn-of-the-century Mexico begins with a recipe--not surprisingly, since so much of the action of this exquisite first novel (a bestseller in Mexico) centers around the kitchen, the heart and soul of a traditional Mexican family. The youngest daughter of a well-born rancher, Tita has always known her destiny: to remain single and care for her aging mother. When she falls in love, her mother quickly scotches the liaison and tyrannically dictates that Tita's sister Rosaura must marry the luckless suitor, Pedro, in her place. But Tita has one weapon left--her cooking. Esquivel mischievously appropriates the techniques of magical realism to make Tita's contact with food sensual, instinctual and often explosive. Forced to make the cake...


Chocolate Chocolate
Lisa Yockelson
0471428078
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Yockelson (Baking with Flavor) has produced a book that is both encyclopedic and deeply personal, combining detailed information, clear instructions and engaging anecdotes. Even the most seasoned cacao bean lover will find surprises among the 200-plus recipes, while bakers at every level of expertise will appreciate the meticulous guide to techniques and ingredients (which includes a chart showing the relative strengths and uses of 180 different chocolates, from powders to Milky Way bars and imported brands). Recipes are organized around flavors, textures and themes, like "Back-to-Basics Chocolate Cakes," "Chocolate Pancakes" and "Mudslide." Whether explaining the family history of Chocolate Chip Cracks or Grandma Lily's Marble Cake, or the technical challenges of Bittersweet Chocolate Creams or Sweet Chocolate...


Hershey : Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams
Michael D'Antonio
0743264096
January 3, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Keeping his prose blessedly free of "sweet" wordplay, D'Antonio offers a balanced and genial look at the man who brought America the five-cent chocolate bar and founded a utopian village. Milton S. Hershey (1857–1945) was hardly the only Progressive-era tycoon to envision an idyllic company town, but he alone made it work. He set out to create "a self-perpetuating little utopia of capitalism and charity," and that's exactly what Hershey, Pa., was and is. D'Antonio (The State Boys Rebellion, etc.) describes his subject's childhood and early failures, the company's investments and dealings, and the intricacies of candy making. He includes bad stuff on Hershey: the egotism expected of a business mogul, some capricious firings, a tendency toward heavy-handed paternalism and a childless marriage to a woman who,...


Chocolate Flava

0743482387
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
As a bestselling author and successful publisher of Strebor Books, Zane's name is synonymous with popular fiction -- especially erotica. Her website, Eroticanoir.com, gets over a million hits a year from around the world, and her fans look forward to every one of her publishing ventures with eager anticipation. Chocolate Flava is the first in a series of collections of great erotic fiction edited by Zane, the reigning queen of erotica. Based on the Featured Erotica section of her website, Chocolate Flava gathers twenty-five sizzling tales from some of the most talented -- and dedicated -- writers of erotica working today. This is a his-and-her collection. There are stories specifically written with female readers in mind, and others written expressly for men. Among the contributors are names already familiar to...


Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars
Joel Glenn Brenner
0767904575
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
The chocolate wars between industry giants Hershey and Mars are anything but sweet. In The Emperors of Chocolate, Joel Glenn Brenner reveals the bitter legal and marketing fights, palace intrigue, and personality clashes that dominate Hershey and Mars--and the candy industry as a whole. A talented writer and dogged researcher, Brenner concludes that after decades of competition between the two companies, the drama still is unfolding. Will Mars--privately held and publicity shy--be the ultimate winner with its global game plan? Or will it be Hershey--publicly traded and philanthropy-minded--with its aggressive strategy of growth by acquisition?

Brenner, a former Washington Post financial reporter, tells the stories of how Forrest Mars Sr. and Milton S. Hershey turned their two companies from small mom-and-pop operations...



The Everything Kid's Cookbook
Sandra K. Nissenberg
1580626580
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Make fun and delicious creations with your family! Packed full of recipes, cooking tips, puzzles, and trivia, The Everything® Kids’ Cookbook serves as an entertaining-and safe-introduction to the sumptuous world of cooking. Dietitian Sandra K. Nissenburg provides tasty recipes that will help you learn the art of cooking-and keep you healthy! The Everything® Kids’ Cookbook includes information on safety tips, basic cooking tools and terms, and healthy eating to help young chefs of all ages. From fresh blueberry muffins to parmesan chicken fingers, The Everything® Kids’ Cookbook inspires you to be creative and experiment in the kitchen-making meals you can share with the entire family. The Everything® Kids’ Cookbook is filled with recipes for all occasions including: ...


Something Chocolate This Way Comes: A Baby Blues Collection (Baby Blues Scrapbook #21)
Jerry Scott, Rick Kirkman
0740756869
April 1, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
If art imitates life, then art could probably use a good vacuuming. That is, if you're talking about life around the MacPherson house. With three kids under the age of eight, things couldn't get much busier for Darryl and Wanda, who have been saturating the comics pages with dead-on family humor for a decade and a half.Creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott have a special talent for distilling the essence of children, families, and married couples into a comic strip that, in frame after frame and strip after strip, creates a world that's both amusing and enlightening, in large part because their work mirrors our own experiences so closely. "Did you see the latest Baby Blues?" is one of the most-often asked questions among the strip's daily following of 40 million fans. "It looks just like us!"


Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
Alexander McCall Smith
0375422994
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The second installment of McCall Smith's Sunday Philosophy Club series sports a charmingly meandering plot and winningly hyperverbal characters—no surprise to fans of Isabel Dalhousie's debut, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books, or any of McCall Smith's 50-plus titles. Once again, Edinburgh's Dalhousie, intrepid editor of a philosophy journal, finds herself analyzing other people's problems when asked to fill in for her niece Cat, at Cat's gourmet food shop-cum-delicatessen. At the shop, Isabel meets Ian, who is haunted by visions of a man he comes to believe must be the murdered donor of his transplanted heart. As McCall Smith lovingly takes Isabel sleuthing across Edinburgh, the donor's stepfather (a man Ian has never seen) turns out to look much like the man of Ian's nightmares. Meanwhile, Cat's...


Chocolat
Joanne Harris
0140282033
December 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Vianne Rocher and her 6-year-old daughter, Anouk, arrive in the small village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes--"a blip on the fast road between Toulouse and Bourdeaux"--in February, during the carnival. Three days later, Vianne opens a luxuriant chocolate shop crammed with the most tempting of confections and offering a mouth-watering variety of hot chocolate drinks. It's Lent, the shop is opposite the church and open on Sundays, and Francis Reynaud, the austere parish priest, is livid.

One by one the locals succumb to Vianne's concoctions. Joanne Harris weaves their secrets and troubles, their loves and desires, into her third novel, with the lightest touch. There's sad, polite Guillame and his dying dog; thieving, beaten-up Joséphine Muscat; schoolchildren who declare it "hypercool" when Vianne says they can help...



The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar Fractions Book
Jerry Pallotta
0439135192
Dec 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Open the wrapper, and what do you see? A Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar is made up of 12 little rectangles that provide the perfect opportunity to teach fractions! A bunch of comical cows, some cocoa pods, and stalks of sugar cane join the fraction fun.


The New Low Carb Way of Life : A Lifetime Program to Lose Weight and Radically Lower Cholesterol While Still Eating the Foods You Love, Including Chocolate
Rob Thompson
1590770315
July 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book serves as a guide for the next generation of dieters who will be delighted to know that only certian carbohydrates are responsible for adding on the pounds and clogging up the arteries--and sugar is not one of them.


Chocolate Obsession: Confections and Treats to Create and Savor
Michael Recchiuti
1584794577
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
It's Chemistry 101 all over again. But never have science textbooks featured close-to-three-dimensional photographs (courtesy of pro Maren Caruso), such an elegant array of recipes (more than 60), and ideas and flavors that will bowl over every reader. Yet consider that the main author is Michael Recchiuti, a San Franciscan called the Picasso of chocolatiers, and that his cohort, Fran Gage, once owned a locally esteemed patisserie and now writes for national gourmet-type publications. That combination of expertise creates a beyond-the-novice collection of both recipes and information that chocoholic bakers will be hard-pressed to do without. Unusual flavors (for instance, key lime pears and lavender vanilla ganache) and two-page features (Michael shopping for produce at a Bay-area farm, for instance) culminate with...


The Chocolate Puppy Puzzle: A Chocoholic Mystery
JoAnna Carl
0451213645
December 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Hollywood comes to Michigan when a film producer decides to turn a local author's romance novel into a blockbuster. Although the movie mogul's chocolate labrador is charming, Lee McKinney thinks the producer's talk is a bunch of sweet nothings-and she grows even more suspicious when she stumbles upon a dead body.


The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
Robert Rankin
0575074019
November 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Like a mad toymaker's fever dream, Rankin's uproarious book imagines a town where toys and nursery rhymes come to life and pursue human activities: they walk, talk, eat, drink and commit heinous crimes. Thirteen-year-old Jack goes to the City to find his fortune, unaware that the City is in fact Toy City, where legends and fables walk (or stumble, if they've had too much to drink). He meets up with detective teddy bear Eddie, who is investigating the murder of Humpty Dumpty. When Little Boy Blue is offed, it's clear that a serial killer is prowling Toy City, leaving behind the titular chocolate bunnies as his calling card. Rankin doesn't just drop names of familiar characters but gives them riotous back stories: Miss Muffett hosts a daytime TV talk show called "The Tuffet"; Mother Goose (who prefers to be called...


Como agua para chocolate
Laura Esquivel
0385721234
January 25, 2001
Paperback
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Review
"A delightful first novel... the fragrant story makes you dream of love and want your supper too." --Glamour.

"A mystical Mexican love story... [that] will charm the palate and the heart." -- USA Today.

"A tall-tale, fairy-tale, soap-opera and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one." -- San Francisco Chronicle.


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Review
"A delightful first novel... the fragrant story makes you dream of love and want your supper too." --Glamour.

"A mystical Mexican love story... [that] will charm the palate and the heart." -- USA Today.

"A tall-tale, fairy-tale, soap-opera and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one." -- San Francisco Chronicle. --This text...

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