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Chocolate and Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen

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A book by Clotilde Dusoulier

Readers of Dusoulier's ebullient food blog, chocolateandzucchini.com, won't be disappointed by this wonderful mélange of new creations and old favorites. Dusoulier's charm lies in her culinary curiosity and enthusiasm, and she deftly conveys both … see full wiki

Author: Clotilde Dusoulier
Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
1 review about Chocolate and Zucchini: Daily Adventures...

Charming, fun, and good food, too

  • May 2, 2008
Rating:
+5
"Chocolate & Zucchini" is an entertaining combination of Clotilde Dusoulier's thoughts on food, cooking, and the Parisian lifestyle, and recipes chosen to reflect that lifestyle in a way American audiences can recreate. For my own tastes (so to speak), I could have done with more discussion and fewer recipes, but I certainly cannot complain. For one thing, it sounds like her forthcoming second book is more along those lines. And for another, these recipes are quite good -- I made the Biscuits Très Chocolate (p. 229) for a friend's birthday present, and they were very well received.

The author is a charming, and dare I say "sweet," guide, with a command of English that transcends mere fluency to being distinctive and very personal. One of the reasons I wished there was more personal narrative was because I liked that voice. Good thing we have her blog -- and, as I said, her next book. I'm looking forward to getting into that as soon as I can. Perhaps with a plate of biscuits très chocolate.

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