Dinner & A Book - Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light
A Goose in Toulouse, Olives, Secret Life of the Seine and Who Stole the News?
This is a book about all things chocolate: its history, the process and the craving. Mort Rosenblum begins his book with the discovery of chocolate in Mexico by the explorer Cortes, its transportation to Spain and England, its transformation in France, Belgium and Switzerland and its fascination by women and men who equate its seduction with that of love. Rosenblum lives in France where the preparation of chocolate is considered an art form known only to the secretive French. However, Rosenblum says that if he ever has to live on a desert island, he would not be left there without French chocolate. One of the recipes on the show is Mole Poblano, a chicken dish prepared with chocolate in many