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Cookbook Review: Chocolate for Breakfast

Updated on March 12, 2011

Are you a chocolate lover? Whether you're shopping for yourself or if you are you looking for a gift idea for someone who has a deep appreciation for chocolate, the wonderful cookbook Chocolate for Breakfast: Entertaining Menus to Start the Day with a Celebration is sure to be a great choice.

About the Book

Chocolate for Breakfast: Entertaining Menus to Start the Day with a Celebration is as beautiful as it is practical and educational. Packed with more than 100 taste-tempting and easy to follow recipes, this book is an ideal choice for anyone who wants to master the art of cooking both sweet and savory dishes. While most of the recipes are made with chocolate, there are also instructions for a few other dishes that can be served alongside your chocolate creations.

In addition to the detailed recipes you'll find in this publication, the book also features hundreds of stunning examples of beautiful food photography. Each recipe is accompanied by at least one beautiful full color image of the finished dish. There are also images of various ingredients featured throughout the book.

Chocolate Recipe Examples

There are recipes from a variety of international cuisines in Chocolate for Breakfast, including dishes from the Asian countries, France, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. You'll be amazed at the wonderful variety of dishes presented in the book – many of which aren't items typically associated with chocolates.

Examples of some of the delicious chocolate recipes that you'll learn how to prepare when you read this book include:

Chocolate Banana Strudel

  • Chocolate Brownie Macadamia nut Waffle with Bellini Peaches
  • Chocolate-Chocolate Pancakes
  • Chocolate Fortune Cookies
  • Chocolate Omelet with Blueberries in a Pinot Noir Sauce
  • Chocolate Strawberry Dumpling
  • Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
  • Mostly Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Poached Apples in Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie Cups

About the Author

After spending several years working in finance, Chocolate for Breakfast author Barbara Passino decided to follow her heart and enter the hospitality industry. She is the owner of Oak Knoll Inn in Napa Valley, California, where she also handles chef duties. She's a self-proclaimed chocolate zealot whose love affair with this tasty and delicious food began at a very early age. Passino's appreciation for chocolate began with her first bite of solid food – a brownie – and continued throughout her life. As she discovered that many of Oak Knoll Inn's patrons shared her love of all things chocolate, she began incorporating chocolate into items on the breakfast menu. That's where the idea for Chocolate for Breakfast began. And now, you can learn from her experience and create tasty chocolate recipes for your own friends and family to enjoy!

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