Chocolatier Tarrab introduces several types of chocolate treats, including bars, truffles, popsicles, cookies, and cakes. Split nearly equally between confections and desserts, his recipes pair chocolate with popular additions such as fruit, nuts, alcohol, and tea. Tarrab wisely employs conventional equipment where possible—for instance, chocolate pencils are molded in plastic straws, then sharpened—but readers will still need some specialty items. Step-by-step photographs accompany explanations of essential techniques. VERDICT Although Tarrab’s cookbook includes some fun projects, it is less precise than Peter P. Greweling’s Chocolates and Confections at Home with the Culinary Institute of America and Andrew Garrison Shott’s Making Artisan Chocolates: Flavor-Infused Chocolates, Truffles, and Confections.