What’s Cooking at Westwood? Too Much of a Good Thing

The recent gathering of the “What’s Cooking at Westwood?” cookbook club reviewed chocolate cookbooks. We assembled around the table, which groaned under the weight of cakes, brownies, cookies, cheesecake and even beans. I think we proved that you CAN have too much of a good thing. Halfway through the meeting a member whispered to me, “I’m going to get chocolate sweats!”

In addition to recipes, many of the books we reviewed contained nutritional, historical, and cultural information. We really enjoyed this exercise, and several of us renewed various titles or swapped with other members to try even more recipes.

A couple of slightly negative comments were made about Brownie points : over 100 outrageously delicious and easy recipes based on North America’s favourite dessert, including “items were very rich, and the recipe used expensive ingredients.”

The new taste of chocolate : a cultural and natural history of cacao with recipes evoked additional feedback such as “great cultural information, but the recipes call for very specific, hard to find, ingredients,” as well as “this book is interesting, but not very practical.”

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Brownie points : over 100 outrageously delicious and easy recipes based on North America’s favourite dessert
The new taste of chocolate : a cultural and natural history of cacao with recipes
Chocolate: a healthy passion
Chocolate sensations: over 200 easy-to -make-recipes
The ultimate encyclopedia of chocolate : with over 200 recipes
Real chocolate : sweet and savory recipes for nature’s purest form of bliss
The complete chocolate book : 100+ how-to photos and tips from Canada’s
most-trusted kitchen 

Kathleen Land – Westwood Branch

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One response to “What’s Cooking at Westwood? Too Much of a Good Thing

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