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Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook (Hardcover)
2014 James Beard Award Finalist2014 IACP Cookbook Award Winner
Stories and recipes from the Mast Brothers, makers and purveyors of America's finest craft chocolate.
The Mast Brothers are pioneers of the bean-to-bar craft chocolate movement. Sourcing cocoa with unique flavor profiles from around the equator, they roast the beans in small batches to create truly handmade chocolate, one of the very few chocolate makers to do so. At their flagship factory and retail shop in Brooklyn, their distinctive bars are wrapped in exquisite custom papers that they have designed and are sold at specialty food shops around the country and around the world.
Many of the world's pre-eminent chefs, including Thomas Keller, Dan Barber, Daniel Humm, Alice Waters, and Alain Ducasse choose Mast Brothers Chocolate for cooking for its purity and distinctive tasting notes.
In MAST BROTHERS CHOCOLATE: A FAMILY COOKBOOK they share their unique story and recipes for classic American desserts like chocolate cookies and cakes, brownies, bars, milkshakes, and even home-made whoopie pie. There are mouthwatering savory dishes as well, like Pan-seared Scallops with Cocoa Nibs and Cocoa Coq au Vin. With striking color photographs throughout, this cookbook celebrates the vision and allure of Mast Brothers Chocolate, the leaders of the American craft chocolate movement and the choice of the world's great chefs.
About the Author
Rick and Michael Mast are the co-founders, owners, and master chocolate makers of Mast Brothers Chocolate, pioneering "bean to bar" chocolate making in New York City. They were born and raised in Iowa.
"A beautiful, thoughtful cookbook that not only delivers their take on the tried and true with recipes for brownies, cupcakes, and truffles but also offers some innovative chocolate-based recipes such as Chocolate Meringue Pie... this book is a winner."—The Kitchn
We are forever enriched by people like the Mast Brothers, who have helped us appreciate the range of flavors possible in a single bar of chocolate.—Thomas Keller, from the Foreword
The story of Mast Brothers Chocolate is one of family and one of craft.—The New York Times
Mast Brothers Chocolate, made in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, since 2007, has been on the cutting edge of the craft-food movement since the start. Their new book . . . is filled with chocolate-focussed recipes, but it also illustrates how something as basic as a chocolate bar can become a culinary obsession.—Julia Moskin, The New York Times
Hands down the most beautiful packaging.—Time
The Mast brothers have written a book of
delicious simplicity, filled with recipes so evocatively photographed
and so clearly written, you will cook from it.—J.M. Hirsch, The Associated Press
For chocolate fanatics, there's only one cookbook that matters this Fall: Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook by Rick and Michael Mast. . . . Other cookbooks could learn a thing or two about how luxuriously simple recipe layouts can be from this one.—Eater
"It's a beautifully constructed book overall, with signature custom paper designs showing up throughout and gorgeous photographs, which tell the story of Rick and Michael Mast's bean-to-bar craft chocolate, alongside recipes for classic American desserts."—Brooklyn Paper
"The Mast brothers are poster boys for the Brooklyn craft food movement. Their story, which they tell beautifully through a series of essays in their new cookbook, is a great American entrepreneurial one. . . ."—Food and Wine