Chocolate. Who’s not a fan? At Christmas, be you ardent admirer or casual consumer, the brown stuff seems to be afforded an elevated status as a valid and necessary food group. What the hell- there are far worse forms of substance abuse. And, in fact, many artisans in the finest of fettle are chocolatiers- testament to the properties of the food that fuelled Montezuma.
Take Chantal Coady. In 2008, the founder of bijou chocolate chain Rococo received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Chocolate. Fair dos, guys, the lady’s done a lot, but there’s also a lot of life in the gal yet. With a cocoa farm in Grenada, and heading up both the Campaign for Real Chocolate and The Chocolate Society, one might say she knows her craft.
And I suspect it takes more than a box of naff chocolate brazils and a tin of Quality Street (not so much living up to their expectant name these days, don’t you find?) to pull Chantal’s cracker come Christmas. Certainly not judging from the cocoa bean illustration and the smart, no-nonsense blue, gold and white livery of the box holding her new bible, ‘Rococo: Mastering the Art of Chocolate’.
Read the rest of this review at Book Review: Rococo: Mastering the Art of Chocolate- Chantal Coady – Foodepedia.