Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Review and giveaway: Chocolate- A Love Story (cookbook)-CLOSED





Congrats to my winner-jakiesmom !
Thanks to my involvement at the Product Review Place, I was sent a copy of a fun new cookbook to review. The cookbook is called Chocolate- a Love Story, and features 65 chocolate recipes from Max Brenner's private collection. Max Brenner is a chocolate chain with restaurants in Australia, Israel, the US, the Philippines and Singapore.  And if the recipes in this book are any indication of the food in the restaurants, I must find my way to one immediately.

This cookbook is full of quirky art deco posters, unusual descriptions and fabulous recipes. You'll love browsing through the cookbook, dreaming of all the yummy food and smiling at the illustrations and descriptions.  As I mentioned, there are 65 recipes in this cookbook, ranging from morning chocolate recipes, to chocolate pies, to chocolate drinks and chocolate cookies, to name a few.

My parents are visiting this week, and doing a great job of entertaining my small children, so I had time to really go through this book and pick my favorite recipe to try out. I opted to make the recipe called "My very own honey pie manifest". It was actually really easy to make, and I even had most of the ingredients in my house already.  It turned out deliciously- like a dark chocolate pecan pie. My family keeps sneaking in the kitchen and getting "just one more little piece".  Even my husband really liked it, and he's not a big fan of sweets.

This is a wonderful cookbook for the chocolate lover in your life, or for anyone who's looking for some great new, and unusual dessert ideas.

Since I'm about to go on a diet (baby weight to lose!), I'm going to pass on my cookbook to one of you lucky people! It's in great shape and would be suitable for gifting, so even if you don't want it for yourself, you can enter and use it for a Christmas gift!

To enter (US mailing addresses only, please!)- please either leave your email address in your comment or make sure it's visible in your blogger profile.
Let me know what is your favorite dessert!

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
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2) Put my button up on your blog, let me know where!
3) Enter my other giveaways. One comment per giveaway entered.

I'm going to end this giveaway early, so that I can get it to the winner in time for the beginning of the holiday season. I'll choose a winner around 9 PM Pacific time on Thursday, November 12, 2009. I'll email the winner and that person will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was sent this cookbook so that I could write a review of it. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions presented here are mine and mine alone.

72 comments:

Lizzie said...

I am almost positive that my waistline needs this cookbook.

Mommyto3andahusky said...

My favorite dessert is ANYTHING chocolate! :)

Amy said...

Im a dark chocolate lovah! :) And a cookbook collector! Mama needs this one on the bookshelf!!! LOL

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Birdson said...

fav dessert is chocolate pudding pie with carmel glaze & dusting of Pecans birdson@roadrunner.com

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Sarah Osborne said...

My favorite dessert is chocolate covered strawberries!

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Aik said...

My favourite dessert is chocolate ice cream topped with crunchy almond bits!

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Ashley Elaine said...

I like red velvet cupcakes.

Kristin said...

I love cookbooks.

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brandon and jakell said...

brownie sundaes are my down fall :)

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Sara said...

My waistline doesn't need this either but I do love some chocolat!

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Bombtastic Belle said...

this sounds so yummy :) i'm a fan of plain ol chocolate chip cupcake
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I love chocolate chip cookies!

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noreen said...

tiramisu

Jody said...

Cheesecake

Ashley said...

I adore Molten Lava chocolate cake from Chili's!

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petiteblogger said...

Thinking of my favorite Chocolate desserts- I'd have to say chocolate souffles are my favorites. (especially while on a cruise ship!)

Thankfully Thrifty said...

Fun giveaway! I love apple pie!
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nynekats said...

Oops! Forgot to tell you my fav dessert! You can delete that other comment to be fair. Anyway, I am a huge chocoholic and love love love brownies!
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one4earth said...

My favorite dessert is nut breads, especially chocolate spice ones.
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jakiesmom said...

i love strawberry shortcake

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Kristy said...

I LoVe rice krispie treats! I could eat a whole box!