Mast Brothers' Family Cookbook
Brooklyn duo Rick and Michael Mast have been steadily increasing the world population of chocoholics with their small batch, bean-to-bar craft chocolate since they began hand roasting cocoa beans in their Williamsburg apartment. With Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook (Little, Brown and Company, 2013), the brothers intertwine sweet and savory chocolate-based recipes with accounts of their origins, philosophy and chocolate-making techniques.
The book follows the Mast brothers from sourcing and gathering to sharing their endeavors with the community. Gorgeous pictures are paired with recipes for nearly every conceivable chocolate dish, including Chocolate Barbeque Sauce and Chocolate Beet Cake.
Casual cooks may appreciate elegant takes on classics such as Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and Flourless Chocolate Cake, while adventuresome home chefs will find challenging, unique recipes like the Spiced Cocoa Butternut Squash Soup or Red Wine BonBons. Some recipes require equipment that even chocolate lovers won’t have handy, (for example: a dome-shaped confection mold), but most are approachable and delicious ways to satisfy your chocolate cravings.