What's new with Carole:
I am thrilled to announce that my new book Caramel has arrived. Given that caramel is one of my very favorite flavors it was delicious and fun developing and testing/tasting all the recipes for this book. Caramel has 65 easy to create 'from scratch' recipes (no artificial anything) for home cooks. The photos in the book will make your mouth water in anticipation of an over-the-top taste experience. You can order a print or Kindle copy from Amazon.com. Enjoy!
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Please see the article I recently published titled based on my new book Caramel on Epicurious.com. There are some great photos of my caramel desserts as well as three fabulous recipes: Classic Caramel Sauce, Caramel-Layered Dark Chocolate Brownies, and Caramel Swirl Cheesecake.
It was great to see that Epicurious.com has included my Gianduia Mousse Cake recipe (from my book The Essential Baker) in their new 2012 Epicurious Cookbook: More Than 250 of Our Best-Loved Four-Fork Recipes for Weeknights, Weekends, & Special Occasions. It is a privilige to have my Gianduia Mousse Cake, one of my very favorites, included with all the other fabulous recipes in the Epicurious Cookbook. You can find this cookbook and all of my cookbooks on Amazon.com.
Are you a Kindle cook? If so my Cookies for Dummies and my Truffles, Candies, and Confections books are available at Amazon.com's Kindle Store. It's actually very easy and convenient to use a Kindle in the kitchen. I guarantee you will find all your favorte quick and easy to make cookies in my Cookies for Dummies book and all the truffles, candies, and confections (with plenty of chocolate recipes) that you love in my Truffles book. Just search Carole Bloom in the Amazon.com's Kindle Store for my books.
Hurrah for me. After about 2 years of yoga instructor training I have graduated and can now call myself a Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200, with Yoga Alliance. My specialty styles are Hatha and Vinyasa. Some of my colleagues and friends have commented that I have reinvented myself but actually yoga is another creative extension of what I love to do--make, write, and teach fabulous desserts and practice (and teach) yoga. It would be great to see you in one of my classes—yoga or desserts. Namaste!
Intensely Chocolate: 100 Tantalizing Recipes for the Ultimate in Chocolate Flavor (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010) is the book that I published previously to Caramel. The word intensely is the best word to use in the title to describe this book because the 100 recipes are for very serious chocolate lovers. Most of the recipes are made with high cacao content dark chocolate. The book has 40 sumptuously enticing photos (see the top of each of my website pages for a preview of these photos). In addition to regular book sellers like Barnes and Noble, and Amazon, Intensely Chocolate is also sold through the following book clubs: The Good Cook, Rhapsody, The Literary Guild, and HomeStyle. Below is the cover.
The Chicago Sun-Times (December 29, 2010) includes Intensely Chocolate as one of the 10 notable cookbooks for 2010. Tom Witom of the Sun-Times states that "... cakes, brownies and tarts to muffins, custard and frozen confections--opens new vistas for dessert makers at all skill levels." He further states that "Enticing photography, clear instructions and useful guidance on ingredients and techniques add to the book's appeal."
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Articles by Carole:
There is a great write-up, with recipers and fabulous photographs, of my book Intensely Chocolate that was published March, 2013 in Desserts Magazine (Issue #31, page 82). The title of the article is The Lighter Side of Chocolate which includes four of my dark milk chocolate desserts from Intensely Chocolate. To access past online Dessert Magazine articles you need to have a subscription. Click to access the online magazine.
Check out my article, Making Perfect Pies, on Epicurious.com in the Articles & Guides, how to cook, cooking primers, Pie primer area. Click to go straight to the article.
Also, have a look at four mini articles that I wrote: Eat Small: Small Desserts, that is, Picnic Desserts: Bite-sized is the way to go, Making ganache - It's not difficult and Cupcakes for all - A sweets expert on little cakes, on Culinate.com in the Dinner Guest Blog area. And all articles have recipes including, Brown Sugar and Cornmeal Bundt Cakes with Honey Whipped Cream, Venetian Almond Tartlets, Dark Chocolate Cupcakes and White Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting. Click or click once on my name on the Dinner Guest Blog page. Feel free to ask questions and/or leave a comment.
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