Chocolate Obsession

Confections and Treats to Create and Savor

By Michael Recchiuti; Fran Gage; Maren Caruso (Photographer)
(Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, Hardcover, 9781584794578, 199pp.)

Publication Date: September 2005

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Known as the "Picasso of chocolatiers," Recchiuti creates confections that are every bit as daring and original as any of his namesake's artworks. But unlike the painter, the chocolate maker has made it possible for even the amateur to achieve his artistry.

About the Author
Michael Recchiuti started his chocolate business in San Francisco in 1997 after a successful career at some of the top restaurants in Philadelphia. His chocolates were soon recognized for their sophistication and originality, and they have been featured in the "New York Times, Food & Wine", and many other publications. He lives in San Francisco.

Fran Gage owned Fran Gage Patisserie Francaise, a bakery in San Francisco, for 10 years. The bakery, which closed in 1995 following a fire, consistently won acclaim for its pasteries, breads, and chocolates. She is the author of "Bread and Chocolate: My Food Life In and Around San Francisco" and "A Sweet Quartet: Sugar, Almonds, Eggs, and Butter, " and is a coauthor of "The Baker's Dozen Cookbook." Ms. Gage also writes for "Saveur" and "Fine Cooking" magazines.

Lou Seibert Pappas is the author of more than 50 cookbooks. She lives in Palo Alto, California.
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