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This Cookbook Might Be Your New Chocolate Bible 

A new book on mastering chocolate creations.


The new cookbook by the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts in Paris will include some essential recipes and techniques to master chocolate. 

Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas? Because if not, there is something we might put at the top of our list. Published by Flammarion on October 31st, CHOCOLATE: Recipes and Techniques from the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts is a sumptuous new cookery book that all chocolate lovers will need on their shelves. 

Hailed the “Harvard of gastronomy”, Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts opened in 1920 in Paris. Internationally renowned, it offers courses to students of all levels, including masterclasses with Michelin-starred chefs. Located in the historic Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, the campus includes a vocational training centre, a restaurant, and research laboratory. 

For nearly one hundred years, the school has been a focal point for French culinary arts and a centre of innovation and exchange in France and around the world. Generations of renowned chefs and culinary and hospitality professionals have been influenced by the school’s approach to teaching, which is based on close ties with the industry. Its advisory board counts the likes of Anne-Sophie Pic, Éric Frechon, Thierry Marx and Guy Savoy among its members, and Joël Robuchon was its President for many years. 

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After publishing a best-selling book devoted to French pâtisserie (Flammarion, 2017), Ferrandi is opening up its doors once again. This time, it’s to address the highly specialised field of chocolaterie, or the art of chocolate making. While it is an exceptionally versatile material which can be transformed into the most stunning creations, chocolate leaves no room for inaccuracy. 

Intended for professionals and home chefs alike, the book presents comprehensive techniques for working with chocolate, from tempering and decorative flourishes to finger-licking recipes such as the Chocolate Religieuse, Chocolate Macarons, sorbets, candies or molten chocolate cake. 

To whet your appetite, we have some delicious recipes from the book that you can try at home now.