Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook
By Rick Mast & Michael Mast
(Little, Brown and Company, 2013)
Cutting-Edge Chocolate Recipes
Rick and Michael Mast are the darlings of the bean-to-bar craft chocolate movement. From their early artisanal efforts in their Brooklyn apartment in 2007 to their current chocolatier stardom, they are paving their way into your kitchen now. The duo has already impressed top chefs including Daniel Humm, Alice Waters and Alain Ducasse with their skills, and Thomas Keller has written the foreword for Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook.
Their first cookbook, gorgeously illustrated and wrapped in a beautiful custom print reminiscent of the brothers’ chocolate bars, presents simple, straight-forward recipes in which chocolate is used in a variety of forms — as a solid, syrup, cocoa powder, even cacao nibs — to create anything from brownies and chocolate cupcakes to savory dishes like cacao nib scallops; spiced cocoa butternut squash soup; and cocoa coq au vin.
After browsing through the delicious book, not only will you learn their story and feel inspired to make their sweet creations, you’ll agree with the bros’ main philosophy: chocolate isn’t candy — it’s food.
Reviewed by Tae Hong
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