Sunday, January 6, 2008
I forgot that my husband bought this cookbook several years ago. One evening while I was out he decided that he wanted to start making chocolates. He made a list, loaded up all four kids, ages 1, 2-2/2, 5 and 6-1/2 at the time, and went to the grocery store. He came home at nearly 9pm with $200 in chocolate and other supplies. He had quite the looks from the other women in the store. "What in the world is this man doing out with all these kids, this late at night, buying so much sugar?" Something only a dad would do.
The book has wonderful recipes that only someone with more uninterupted time and space could accomplish. Inside there is also nearly a hundered pictures as beautiful as the cover. If I can't find inspiration from one of these photos, I'm really in trouble.
I'm amazed at all the textures from soft cocoa powder, to creamy ganache, to a shiny chocolate coating. My memory is no nearly as sharp as I would like it to be. I tend to have a very limited picture in my mind when I think of chocolate. I don't think in images well. I really need to get my journal out again to remember all the possiblities there are with Chocolate!