This beautifully packaged book is an indulgence, a pampering celebration of chocolate in myriad forms from the great Parisian chain of tearooms and pastry shops. A brief natural history of chocolate and a discussion of its manufacture are well informed and beautifully illustrated with vintage drawings and paintings. Lush contemporary photographs bring to life the collection of carefully chosen relatively simple recipes for the likes of a dark chocolate crème brȗlé, milk chocolate ganache bonbons, and a pistachio-flavored hot chocolate. The blind-embossed, padded covered book comes in a gift box meant to evoke a little chest in which you might carry home some macarons selected on the Champs-Élysées.
Boxed Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.