The Secrets of Chocolate: A Gourmand’s Trip Through a Top Chef’s Atelier

The Secrets of Chocolate: A Gourmand’s Trip Through a Top Chef’s Atelier

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, comics, graphic-novel, 2022-print, graphics, 2021, arc, graphic-novel, français, Nonfiction, Sequential Art, Food and Drink

Following Jacques Genin for a year, Franckie Alarcon hobnobbed with one of the biggest chefs of Chocolate. Former chef and pastry chef for prestigious restaurants, this super-talented autodidact shares all his passion and knowledge of chocolate and his process for creating recipes. In this docu-comic, we travel with the starry-eyed author, satisfying many a craving from the chef’s amazing atelier above his store, trying his hand as an apprentice, all the way to the Peruvian cocoa plantations where another chef shows how one carefully chooses the beans.

Title:The Secrets of Chocolate: A Gourmand’s Trip Through a Top Chef’s Atelier
ISBN:9781681122786
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    The Secrets of Chocolate: A Gourmand’s Trip Through a Top Chef’s Atelier Reviews

  • Bandit

    I might have just been hungry. It doesn’t rationalize eating a book about a food I do not eat, but there it is. And at any rate, it was a quick and cute read. The author is very passionate about ch...

  • Maia

    I learned some facts about chocolate but overall I wasn't super impressed by this. ...

  • Joanne

    A starstruck comic book artist spends a year interning and learning about the art and production of high end chocolate. He’s seems like a bit of a pest as he hangs out at the factory, but maybe that...

  • Kelly

    The author of this graphic novel spent a year with one of the world's best chocolatiers. This is his story, along with other wonderful information about chocolate....

  • Y.S. Stephen

    Secret Of Chocolate is an author's journey through the process of making chocolate. It details the process and procedure of making chocolate confectionery and the care that goes into it. Through the e...

  • Ellon

    I wanted to like this more than I did. The positives:-I learned a lot about chocolate.-You could tell the author was very passionate about the book and that the chef he followed was very passionate ab...

  • Darcy Roar

    I love graphic novels about food (especially cooking/science-y ones), The Secrets of Chocolate really hits that perfect point between interesting information, clear passion, and entertaining deliver...

  • Anne

    A food writer spends a year with a top chocolate maker in France then shares his adventures in a graphic format - it's like a food documentary in graphic format. If you are a chocolate lover, you will...

  • Fred

    This was a fun book. I learned a lot about a favorite snack, and about how chocolate is made. I personally purchase fair-trade chocolate only....

  • Kim

    Now I want gourmet chocolates I can never afford! ...