Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 03:53
Chocolate Lovers Month
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schultz
Love bites…and we need chocolate. Besides, if it was good enough for Casanova, it’s good enough for us right? February is National Chocolate Lovers Month and we have a fondue of your favorite titles to get your taste buds tingling all over. Dip into some of our titles at your hometown library today.
Chocolate is much more than just a sweet treat. It encompasses a culture, a cuisine, a treatment and much more. Here you will learn how to savour and expand the sensual experience that is chocolate. The history and culture of the product is traced around the world and that eaten in moderation, it can have healing powers. Enticing recipes will bring your appreciation of this gift from Mother Nature to a new level.
When the beautiful and mysterious Vianne moves to Lansquenet and opens a chocolate shop across from the church, the inhabitants of the tiny village find themselves torn between the solemn law of religion and the joyful rewards of Vianne's confections...
A masterclass that unveils all the techniques and secrets a chocolate lover could wish for, before moving on to the mouth-watering array of recipes-like Thyme and Honey Filled Chocolates and Madagascan Chocolate Ice Cream. This much-loved confectionary's origins are covered first, from the quality of cocoa pods to the varieties of beans, as well as the importance of cocoa content, the difference between the three types of chocolate-plain, milk, and white-and how to appreciate the quality of chocolate.
The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, Like Water For Chocolate is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit - and recipes. A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family. Tita, the youngest daughter of the house, has been forbidden to marry, condemned by Mexican tradition to look after her mother until she dies. But Tita falls in love with Pedro, and he is seduced by the magical food she cooks.