Inside there are all manner of chapters and each one is chocolate related, from the history of chocolate to working with chocolate to baked goods right through to drinks and sauces. The background to the book is that Eric Lanlard the author (of Cake Boy fame) trained as an apprentice chocolatier when he was training as a pastry chef and from this his love of all things chocolate began.
This book is really well written and put together, almost all the recipes are supported by a photo of the finished recipe on the opposite page. The photography is pretty good and very decadent. The recipes are easy to follow and are pretty straightforward. There really is a wide range of things to make, and a lot of the recipes for sweets, truffles, florentines, shortbreads, biscotti and cookies would make great home baked gifts. I don't want to mention the 'C' word but we had had our last bank holiday until then!