Every year 130,000 Parisians flock to the world's largest chocolate trade show – Le Salon du Chocolat. The event that garners most attention there is the chocolate competition, in which the world's finest chocolatiers display their skills as they try to outdo each other. The winner is promised success and fortune. Having selected from the best cacao the world has to offer, they proceed to add flavors such as rose blossom, mushroom or syrup candy to create inimitable jewel-like confections. Chocolate Alchemy follows these expert chocolatiers from the trial-and-error experiments in their kitchens to the grand stage.
Whoever may believe that he has found, in this book, a collection of recipes through which he can effortlessly obtain honor, fame, wealth and power or the means to annihilate his enemies should be told that eventually he will very disappointedly put this book aside.