- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Publication Date: May 30, 2017
- Price: $24.95
- Trim Size: 6 1⁄4 x 9 1⁄2
- ISBN: 1-4197-2515-7
- EAN: 9781419725159
- Page Count: 192
- Illustrations: 150 color illustrations
- Format: Paperback
- Rights: World English
They go loco for cocoa, gaga for ganache, or admit they are completely addicted. Meet forty chocoholics who describe their passion with relish.
Nothing can compare to the delicious pleasure of opening a box of chocolate, especially if it’s French chocolate! Now, the world-famous French chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat captures the sophistication, delicacy, and luxury of chocolate. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the company has interviewed forty artists, designers, writers, journalists, actors, and gourmets about their love of chocolate. Talents as diverse as famed pâtissier Pierre Hermé, French style icon Inès de la Fressange, founder of NARS cosmetics François Nars, interior designer Sarah Lavoine, Laure Hériard-Dubreuil, founder of The Webster boutiques, and jewelry designer Sylvia Toledano share the ways in which chocolate inspires them. Through recipes, anecdotes, photographs, and drawings by award-winning illustrator Serge Bloch, La Maison du Chocolat’s forty delectable years are illustrated in a book so French, so chic, and so delicious, it’s hard to resist.
About the author
Corinne Decottignies is an inveterate gourmet and editor specializing in luxury goods, fashion, and food. She is the author of Crazy Inside, a book celebrating sixty years of the Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris. She lives in France.
Serge Bloch's extraordinary illustrations have appeared in more than one hundred children's books, and in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal. He was awarded a Gold Medal from the American Society of Illustrators in 2015. Bloch lives in Paris and New York City.