Coffee and chocolate combined have a complementary effect, which means drinking a mocha wakes you up and puts you in a good mood.High-quality chocolate, strong coffee, and a big mug–basic tools of the trade for Mocha, the sophisticated follow-up to Michael Turback’s best-selling Hot Chocolate. Presented in a compact yet luxurious collection, Mocha offers nearly sixty recipes featuring the companionable ingredients of chocolate and coffee. Ranging from cozy cocoa concoctions to caffeinated couture combinations, recipes include hot drinks (the Triple Chocolate Maple Passion hails from Toronto, where they know how to heat things up); cold, refreshing classics (the Black-and-White Espresso Milkshake is almost a meal); creative cocktails (Chocolate-Espresso Martini, anyone?); and outrageous desserts (the Mocha-Java Cheesecake is the richest and smoothest cheesecake ever). Recipe contributors include notable chocolatiers, popular coffee purveyors, preeminent restaurant chefs, and a competitive cadre of coffeehouse baristas.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About Michael Turback
A veteran restaurateur for nearly three decades, MICHAEL TURBACK is a founding partner of The New York First Company, an online department store, and a resident of beautiful Ithaca, New York.