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Cook the Book: Three-Bean Chocolate Chili

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Photograph from V 2 on Flickr Today's Cook the Book recipe is a hearty vegetarian chili, rich with cocoa flavor. There's no meat to brown, and the canned beans barely take any time to cook, so it's quick and easy... More

Cook the Book: David Lebovitz's Orbit Cake

Serious Eats Michele Humes 3 comments

John Scharffenberger loves this cake and includes it in The Essence of Chocolate because it places the flavor of good chocolate front and center. With only four ingredients, the recipe really is idiot-proof, and the resulting cake is almost like a ganache pudding, just solid enough to slice. More

Chocolate Banana Caramel Cake

Serious Eats Michele Humes 4 comments

This exceptionally moist banana-chocolate cake is soaked with molten caramel just as it comes out of the oven, rendering it—if such a thing is possible—even moister. Resist the temptation, the authors note, to add more bananas than called for, as... More

Cook the Book: Baked Hot Chocolate

Serious Eats Michele Humes 10 comments

Photograph from kevinmarsh on Flickr Today's Cook the Book recipe comes to us from Heidi Friedlander, contributor to Scharffen Berger's The Essence of Chocolate, and pastry chef at Cleveland's popular Moxie. Baked in mugs or cups and dolloped with whipped... More

Cook the Book: The Essence of Chocolate

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In late 2008, Robert Steinberg, co-author of this week's Cook the Book selection, finally succumbed to a two-decade battle with leukemia. Written with business partner John Scharffenberger, The Essence of Chocolate acknowledges Steinberg's bittersweet debt to the disease. For it was his diagnosis with the illness that drove the physician to apprentice himself to a small chocolatier in Lyon, to follow the trail of the cacao bean to Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago, and, in 1996, to co-found Scharffen Berger. The Essence of Chocolate is an extraordinary book. It covers the history, cultivation, and lore of chocolate—and it does it in deft and lucid prose (before he was a doctor or a chocolate maker, Robert Steinberg was an English... More

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