Book Review: Willie’s Chocolate Bible by Willie Harcourt-Cooze

Everybody likes chocolate in any and many forms. Some people find chocolate as something which is simply irresistible. Willie’s Chocolate Bible is all that and much more! The book by Willie Harcourt-Cooze is chocolate haven in recipes and stories, as you will find it in exact words. The author has a very well-planned-out-manual by the way of photographs, recipes, and his complete determination in bringing out the best of best in the overall elements of a cocoa tree. To quote Willie Harcourt-Cooze: ‘When I first came across this tree, while walking up the mountain above the farm, I sat down with a feeling that there was something almost sacred about it. And, as I looked out at a sea of virgin rainforest, I suddenly experienced a sense of time rewinding, back to when cocoa originated in the Amazon Basin, thousands of years back’.

With over 150 outstanding recipes of cakes, puddings, sauces, biscuits – Willies’s Chocolate Bible shows how to do great dinner-party dishes… including, Saddle of Roe Deer with Chocolate Gravy and Spiced Red Cabbage. Imagine!

The real experience is also how the book has been written by Willie Harcourt-Cooze. He has described with a passion – section wise about: The Birth of Chocolate, The Quest For Beans, and what goes to make the finest chocolate… truly justifying the title of the book… Willie’s Chocolate Bible.

TELEGRAPH has commented: In the past 15 years, a love affair with high-quality chocolate has swept through Britain and Harcourt-Cooze is its new, ambitious cupid’.

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