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Books that you much enjoy on World Chocolate Day

Shouldn’t it be reason enough to curl up with your fave bar and a perfect read to go along with it?

Drishti Arora (t2 Intern) Published 06.07.21, 10:32 PM

Free Chocolate by Amber Royer

In a world where chocolate is the only valuable export of the Earth, Bo Benitez becomes a fugitive when she is caught stealing a cacao pod from one of the plantations which keep chocolate. When she escapes onto an unmarked starship, Bo slowly uncovers the truth of all that is a threat to Earth, a place where everyone is ready to kill for chocolate. A science-fiction mixed with chocolate delicacies is all set to leave you craving for more.


Grandpa Cacao: A Tale of Chocolate, from Farm to Family by Elizabeth Zunon

A beautifully illustrated children’s book where a little girl and her father bake her birthday cake together, this is a book for all ages, we believe. Indulge in the stories of farms of West Africa and one of the most important ingredients of chocolate, cacao, as the girl’s father narrates to her tales of her Grandpa Cacao, a farmer. While they bake a chocolate cake, he tells her how they can enjoy chocolate treats because of the farmers who harvest cacao. The cake is almost ready, but there is another surprise waiting for the little girl. What is it? Grab your little one and cosy up together with this read.

Death by Chocolate: By any means necessary… by Terrie Branch

Are you ready for some chocolatey suspense? A successful businessman Darryl attracts women with his fine wine, dinners, his gentlemanly qualities and of course chocolates! There’s something sinister going on at his house guesses a nosy neighbour, as different women keep traipsing in his house. She suspects him and soon discovers a shocking truth. Who is Darryl after all and what is the fuss about the chocolate, a guilty pleasure for everyone? Spend your Chocolate Day with a book filled with mysteries and chocolates.

Hot Cocoa Comfort: 50 Recipes for Comforting Cups of Chocolate by Michael Turback

Get hold of 50 different recipes of comforting cocoa. Begin your World Chocolate Day morning by trying out “Good Morning” Hot Cocoa Muffins and follow it up with a peaceful evening of Red Wine Hot Cocoa. This cookbook is filled with tempting, worth-trying recipes, like Cocoa Popcorn, Cocoa Dunking Biscuits, Corn Flakes “Cereal Milk” Hot Cocoa and many more. The book also talks about cocoa’s ancient origins and helps you with tools and techniques for preparations.

The Semi-Sweet Hereafter by Colette London

An expert in chocolate, Hayden Mundy Moore helps the owner of a chocolaterie-pâtisserie, in London. With her mouth-watering dishes like coconut truffle and chocolate flapjacks, she does not fail to impress her client. However, things take a turn when she stumbles upon a murder weapon — a stone metlapil which is used to grind cacao beans. As suspicions rise on her, Hayden has to prove that she is not a murderer or end up losing her sweet chocolate career. Yet another chocolatey mystery ready to whip up your interest!

Straight Uphill: A Tale of Love and Chocolate by Jess Wells

Gretchen, who has lost her son, decides to take a trip to Italy. Little does she know that her holiday in a small village of Italy will turn out to be a story filled with aromas of chocolate, caramel, butter and wine. Gretchen comes across a chocolatier, Bettina, and is pulled into the fascinating world of chocolates and sweets. She embarks on a journey of self-love and healing. This is not your usual chocolate cookbook or a chocolaty-mystery read, this is a tale of love and chocolate!

The Ultimate Book of Chocolate: Making Your Chocolate Dreams Come True by Melanie Dupuis

Trained pastry chef Melanie Dupuis and the author of this cookbook, helps you with learning about the basics of chocolate with details like appropriate moulds and decorations. As the title suggests, your chocolate dreams can now become a reality with the steps provided in this guide that could perhaps help you attain pro levels without taking expensive lessons and workshops. Melanie offers recipes of chocolate desserts like chocolate mousse, Swiss rolls, eclairs, Easter eggs, truffle, macarons and cakes.

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis

Love fantasy and chocolates? This book is for you! The bravest dragon of her mountain cave, Aventurine is ready to capture her most dangerous prey — a human. However, in her pursuit, she is tricked by a human to drink chocolate and transform into a chocolate-loving girl herself. Here begins the adventures of Aventurine. To know if she succeeds in returning to her true form, grab this book for your little one.

The Chocolate Addict’s Baking Book by Sabine Venier

Indulge yourself in a variety of chocolate recipes in this cookbook. The founder of Also The Crumbs Please, Sabine Venier offers 75 chocolate-based dessert recipes. For all the bakers out there, try these mouth-watering dishes on the occasion of World Chocolate Day! Some of these recipes include Cherry Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate-Covered Tiramisu Truffle, The Ultimate Mississippi Chocolate Mud Pie, Chile Chocolate Lava Cakes and a few sinful more such dishes.

The Book of Chocolate: The Amazing Story of the World’s Favourite Candy by H.P. Newquist

If you are a true chocoholic then we’re sure you would be interested in knowing the history of chocolate. Get to know about cocoa plant, harvesting methods and its discovery by human civilisation. Meet different characters — from the feathered-serpent god Quetzalcoatl, who gave chocolate trees to the Aztecs, to Henri Nestle, who invented milk chocolate while trying to save the lives of babies who couldn’t have milk. Whether it was past or present, the world’s relationship with chocolate continues to thrive through sickness and health!

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