Just a little visual present for Christmas and a glimpse of what I’ve been working on. The next two books will be published by Kensington Publishing, and set in the domain of Parisian chocolate. The research has been a lot of delicious fun, and since I have permission from both of the top chocolatiers who helped me with it to show the photos they allowed me to take here on my blog, I’m going to try to show you bits and pieces of that research. Over the next eighteen months (things are so slow in publishing) before the next book comes out… (At the pace at which I blog anymore, that is probably how much time I need…)
Here is a box of Jacques Genin’s chocolates, from my visit to his laboratoire and salon. Jacques Genin is considered by many to be the best chocolatier in the world. I’m still trying to taste all the chocolatiers in the world, so I can’t yet confirm with absolute certainty that question of the best, but I do have to say that his chocolate is extraordinary. And his salon de thé un vrai délice, visually as well as via the palate.
133, rue de Turenne, Paris. This is in the 3rd arrondissement, but right off République, an unusual and intriguing spot to find one of the best chocolatiers in Paris. Tél: 01 45 77 29 01.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy good food and good times and snuggle up with a good book or two when the weather outside gets frightful. Thanks as always to everyone for all the emails and for reading!