Gourmands everywhere will be delighted by the publication of Les Marquis de Ladurée – a magic door that opens into a chocolate lovers paradise, where the precious and the delicious are combined in a world dedicated exclusively to chocolate. Ladurée share their finest recipes for chocolates, chocolate pastries, cakes and sweets – all for the home cook.
The recipes are complemented by a diverse text on the magical substance itself: the history of chocolate, the making of chocolate, its benefits, how to taste it, and hints and advice on pairing it with other flavours, interspersed with quotes from famous chocolate lovers past and present.
About the Author
Vincent Lemain has been the Head Chef of Pastry Creation at Ladurée since April 2011 and is responsible for all of Ladurée’s new, seasonal, creations. Before this he worked in prestigious restaurants in France as pastry chef. Julien Christophe has been in charge of the Ladurée chocolate laboratory since October 2007. In charge of a team of ten people, he has been creating chocolates inspired by the seasons, including of course special creations for Valentine’s Day and Easter. He has worked at Ladurée for the past eleven years. Noëlle Hoeppe is a photographer with a diploma from the Ecole Des Arts Appliqués Duperré and New York University.