Now out in paperback - the Divine Chocolate Cookbook
01 November 2011
The hugely popular Divine recipe book has now been relaunched in paperback – with a stunning new cover and the enthusiastic endorsements of Mary Berry and Lorraine Pascale added to the accolades. The ideal gift or culinary companion for chocolate lovers, discerning foodies and those who love to bake, the Divine Chocolate Cookbook is an unashamedly indulgent collection of over 100 chocolate recipes. Illustrated with striking food photography by Lisa Barber, the book features recipes from traditional favourites to more unusual creations which will impress and inspire. The book is published by Absolute Press and is out now at all good bookshops priced at £14.99.
The recipes were created for Divine by Linda Collister who is one of the country’s leading food writers with particular expertise in chocolate. Her most recent publications are the huge bestsellers that have accompanied series one and series two of The Great British Bake Off on the BBC. Recipes include Upside-Down Sticky Pear Pudding, White Chocolate Cookies studded with Cranberries, Hot Chocolate Brandy Soufflé and Sticky Peanut Butter Cake. There are even ideas for exotic chocolate cocktails and savoury dishes such as Roast Venison with Chocolate Sauce.
Divine’s chocolate has become well-known in culinary circles as a top choice in baking, now you can indulge in this collection of specially created Divine recipes -
Queen of Cakes Mary Berry says “A chocolate for all chocolate enthusiasts. Cooking, melting or just enjoying Divine Chocolate is just that”
Lorraine Pascale says “I often use Divine chocolate in my recipes as it tastes great and it’s good to know that I’m playing my part in a more equitable trading partnership”.
Of Divine’s dark chocolate made with 70% cocoa solids, Charles Campion says “[it is] very fruity, with a good texture and a long finish”.
In addition to the wonderful variety of recipes, the Divine Cookery Book also tells the unique story of how Divine was the dream of a co-operative of cocoa farmers in Ghana – and how that dream came true – with beautiful photographs from their cocoa farms.
Title: Divine Chocolate Cookbook. Heavenly Chocolate Recipes with a Heart
BIC class: WB
Pub. Date: November
Publisher: Absolute Press
Absolute Press is a leader in food and cookery publishing. Absolute Press are based in Bath.
- Divine has won critical acclaim which includes:
- Sara Jayne-Stanes, chocolate expert and founder member of the Academy of Chocolate says of Divine’s 70% bar, “a mouthful of intense, very smooth, delectable chocolate … Divine is in a league of its own”.
- Two-Michelin starred chef Tom Aikens says: “Divine’s 85% cocoa bar is great for cooking with or just to nibble on with a cup of coffee! Chocolate with such a high cocoa level has less sugar and is much better for you than normal chocolate”.
- Two-Michelin starred chef Michael Caines says of Divine: “all their products use natural flavourings which are perfect for making great tasting recipes”
- Divine is a major sponsor of national Chocolate Week which takes place each year in October.
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- Divine Chocolate has won a number of prestigious awards. These include Good Housekeeping’s Favourite Fairtrade Product 2008; Best Food Brand in the SHE magazine Ethical Awards 2007; and Best Buy in Ethical Consumer magazine 2009. Divine Chocolate Ltd was awarded Best Social Enterprise 2007 at the Enterprising Solutions awards run by the Office of the Third Sector and The Observer Best Ethical Business 2008. Divine has been voted a Cool Brand 2009-10.
- Divine Chocolate Ltd is the only Fairtrade chocolate company that is also co-owned by cocoa farmers. Kuapa Kokoo, a co-operative of 45,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana, benefit not only from the Fairtrade premium on the sale of their beans, but also receive a 45% share of Divine’s distributable profits giving the farmers more economic stability, as well as the increased influence in the cocoa industry company-ownership brings
- All Divine products carry the Fairtrade Mark. This is an independent guarantee certified by the Fairtrade Foundation that the ingredients are sourced under internationally agreed fair trade terms and conditions. These include a guaranteed, secure minimum price, an extra social premium payment for the farmers to invest in their own community programmes, long term trading contracts, decent health and safety conditions – all aimed at empowering farmers to make their own improvements to living standards and prospects for the future
- The UK chocolate market alone is worth approximately £3.76 billion a year (Mintel, 2010): if Fairtrade products can capture even a small proportion of that market, producers in developing countries gain real benefits.