Franckie Alarcon
The Secrets of CHOCOLATE

The Secrets of CHOCOLATE
A gourmand’s trip through a top chef’s atelier.
Franckie Alarcon
Following Jacques Genin for a year, Franckie Alarcon hobnobbed with one of the biggest chefs of Chocolate. Former chef and pastry chef for prestigious restaurants, this super-talented autodidact shares all his passion and knowledge of chocolate and his process for creating recipes. In this docu-comic, we travel with the starry-eyed author, satisfying many a craving from the chef’s amazing atelier above his store, trying his hand as an apprentice, all the way to the Peruvian cocoa plantations where another chef shows how one carefully chooses the beans.
"A lighthearted look at the world of French chocolate, as well as a glimpse into the way cacao beans become processed chocolate and some discussions of the history of chocolate and how a person's palate works."
-No Flying No Tights
"Reading this book leaves one not only hungry for chocolate, but to taste some of the varieties mentioned in the book, in order to improve one's palate for future enjoyment. Overall, this is an excellent work."
"It's one of the best kind of educational comics: the kind where the reader learns a lot without realizing it. It's an excellent suggestion for any aspiring foodie."
-School Library Journal, Good Comics for Kids
"Fellow sweet-tooths will appreciate the recipes and industry secrets."
-Publishers Weekly
8 x 10, 112pp., full color HC, $19.99, ISBN 9781681122786;
Ebook: ISBN 9781681122793, $13.99


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Coming in December!
Franckie Alarcon
Fly to Japan and come discover all there is to know about sushi. After revealing the secrets of chocolate to us, Franckie Alarcon offers a gourmet panorama of this exceptional dish that has conquered the planet! But do you really know sushi? The author traveled to Japan to meet all the players involved in the making of this true work of culinary art. From the traditional starred chef to the young cook who is shaking up the rules, including all the artisans and producers involved, this book covers the most emblematic of Japanese products from A to Z. A fascinating journey of discovery that, along the way, tells a lot about Japan itself. You’ll never believe the precision and detailed obsession with quality ingredients involved.
Selected by Apple as one of 'Winter's Most Anticipated Books.' 
8x10, 160pp., full color hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 9781681122854
Ebook: ISBN 9781681122861, $16.99





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