Thursday, November 19, 2009

Chocolate Cookbook Giveaway

Title: Chocolate: A Love Story
Author: Max Brenner
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (November 2, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316056626

Hello friends!

Come on in. The cookbooks are sitting on the sideboard and lined around the walls. Fresh coffee is in the pot, and nice big mugs are on the kitchen table. Let's sit and chat about our favorite subject: food.

Today I'm launching my newest blog, My Favorite Cookbooks. I'm also giving away one brand new copy of "Chocolate: A Love Story, 65 Chocolate Dessert Recipes From Max Brenner's Private Collection." I think the winner will love it.

Here's a description:

With gigantic vats of churning chocolate, desserts like their famous chocolate pizza, and 12 varieties of hot chocolate served in custom mugs, Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man has turned their line of hip, colorful themed restaurants into an international sensation.. Chocolate: A Love Story is a vibrant new cookbook that includes 65 original recipes narrated in the quirky, captivating voice of Max Brenner, the restaurant's visionary founder and "bald man." Bold, original illustrations, inspired by Art Deco poster graphics, full-color photographs, easy-to-follow, delicious recipes, and a serving of Max's unique vision for spreading "chocolate culture" around the world make this book a must for every chocolate lover.

This is how to enter:

***Become a follower, tell us about your favorite chocolate treat, and leave your email address. That's all there is to it! Winner will be announced here on December 1st.

Thanks, friends, for dropping by today! Let's get together often. And oh yes, good luck with the contest!

Blessings, Barbara

(Thank you to Hachette Book Group for this copy.)


  1. I can't resist brownies...especially warm out of the oven. Yum!!
    I love this blog! :)


    I became a follower

  2. I am a follower. I love Butterfinger cake- a combination of devil's food and butterfingers!
    Great new blog!
    sandym204 @ gmail dot com

  3. I'm a follower! (And very excited about your new blog!)

    I adore chocolate so it's very hard to choose a favorite recipe. But I guess if I have to choose something, I'd say that I love chocolate mousse cakes -- the kind with layers of chocolate cake and layers of mousse covered in a creamy chocolate frosting and chocolate shavings. Now that's a chocolate fix!!

  4. I just joined your new site, I am looking forward to new receipes, thanks.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  5. I just love chocolate brownies with chocolate chips and nuts in them and a thick chocolate icing! Decadent!


  6. I love chocolate cheesecake--your chocolate chip cheesecake, especially.

  7. Hi Barbara,

    I think answering a geometry question would be easier than pinpointing my favorite chocolate treat! :) Hmm... I do really like chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. My younger sister makes it for my mom for her birthday every year. It is the best cake on earth!


  8. I just signed up as a follower. I love cookbooks and have far too many but I use most of them. Some are just because....Chocolate. Hmmm. I think my favorite is Hot Chocolate I make after I do morning chores on a cold day. I never make it any time else which is why it is special then.

  9. Great blog! I love cookbooks, so I'm glad to find you and became a new follower. Chocolate is my absolute fave and if I have to pick one thing, it's chocolate pie.

    shelcows AT gmail DOT com

  10. Hi! My name is Vicki and I'm a Chocoholic

    I really really want to win this cookbook!!!!

    My favorite chocolate treat is Hot Fudge Cake~mmmm

  11. Hello, another chocoholic here *bg* In fact, a I think it was just last weekend that I went to a Chocolate Festival, lol

    One of my favorite chocolate treats is rum truffles from Godiva *sigh* ... I probably should learn how to make those myself. In fact... (off to find a recipe, lol)

  12. Love your blog with the cupcakes background. I followed your blog and my favorite of all time chocolate treat is Chocolate Souffle its so moist and warm and makes my mouth water. Great giveaway my email is

  13. I like chocolate mochi!


  14. I am a brand new Follower and may I say this is the way to start off my Thanksgiving week....
    What a wonderful Holiday time giveaway, love any and all chocolate desserts but my Absolute Favorite Must Have is Rich Dark German Chocolate Cake fresh out of the oven with Chocolate Icing and Vanilla Ice Cream on top...

    Please enter me to get these delish recipes.....
    Jackie B Central Texas