adventures with chocolate
Famed for his exquisite chocolates and ingenious flavour combinations, Paul A. Young shares his chocolate-making secrets. After teaching you the finer points of chocolate tasting, you are invited to his masterclass on how to make a classic chocolate truffle. Soon you’ll be melting, blending and tasting chocolate like a true aficionado, and so your chocolate adventure begins.
There are up to 400 flavours in a piece of fine dark chocolate, and the variety and origin of the cocoa beans, as well as the way they were processed, all affect the taste of the finished product. With Paul at your side, you’ll discover why Equadorian chocolate lends itself beautifully to flavours such as marmalade, pink peppercorns and saffron, while Venezuelan chocolate tastes amazing when paired with cinnamon, chilli or lavender. Once you understand how to combine chocolate with other flavours, you can let your imagination run wild and experiment with your own tongue-dazzling combinations.
The recipes are divided into chapters such as Fruit & Nuts, Sugar & Spice and Unadulterated, and offer much more than just truffles. You’ll find recipes for Paul’s famous hot chocolate, cakes, cookies, desserts and even savoury dishes – a sure talking point at any dinner party. Take your pick from Wild Strawberry and Pink Peppercorn Truffles, Sea-salted Caramel Tart and the Ultimate Chocolate Martini. The Alchemy chapter is for the more adventurous cook, with wild and wonderful recipes such as Paul’s Venezuelan Chocolate Chilli Chicken, Sweet Chocolate Pesto, and even a Honey-cured Bacon, Stilton and Chocolate Sandwich – which Paul swears by as a hangover cure!
Paul’s enthusiasm for chocolate is irresistible and his stunning, easy-to-follow recipes are a must for any chocolate lover.
Adventures with Chocolate – available in our four stores now!