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Chocolat So Chic! T H E S E C R E T N OT E B O O K O F 4 0 C H O C O L AT E LOV E R S ■ ■ BY L A M A I S O N D U C H O C O L AT  ■  T E X T BY CO R I N N E D E COT T I G N I E S  ■  I L LU S T R AT I O N S BY S E R G E B LO C H S E LLING POINT ■■ La Maison du Chocolat is a pioneering and award-winning French luxury chocolate maker


othing can compare to the delicious pleasure of opening a box of chocolate,

especially if it’s French chocolate! Now, the worldfamous French chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat captures the sophistication, delicacy, and luxury of chocolate. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the


company has interviewed 40 artists, designers, writers, journalists, actors, and gourmets about

150 color illustrations

their love of chocolate. Talents as diverse as famed

192 pages, 6¼ × 9½"

pâtissier Pierre Hermé, French style icon Inès de la


Fressange, and jewelry designer Sylvia Toledano


share the ways in which chocolate inspires them.


Through recipes, anecdotes, drawings, and photo-

FOOD & DRINK ISBN 978-1-4197-2515-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2515-9 US $24.95  CAN $29.95 52495 9 781419 725159

graphs, La Maison du Chocolat’s 40 delightful years are illustrated in a book so French, so chic, and so delicious, it’s hard to resist. Corinne Decottignies is a writer and passionate chocolate lover. Serge Bloch is an award-winning French illustrator. He lives in Paris and New York.

The Wines of My Life ■ ■ BY É R I C B E AU M A R D A N D T H I E R RY H A M O N S  ■   P H OTO G R A P H S BY FA B R I C E L E S E I G N E U R S E LLING POINTS ■■ A reference for wine lovers by one of the finest sommeliers in the world ■■ Superb technical descriptions of 75 great wines


he Wines of My Life presents 75 exceptional wines chosen by world-renowned French

sommelier Éric Beaumard. In this illustrated

memoir, Beaumard reflects on some of the most flavorful wines in the world. Along the way, he reveals that a budding career as a cook’s apprentice was cut short by a motorcycle accident that deprived him of the use of his right arm, and how, after months of recovery, he turned his interest in cooking into a lifelong pas-


sion for wine. Full of vineyard secrets, fascinating

120 color illustrations

portraits of winemakers, and serious meditations

576 pages, 6½ × 8⅞"

on life, The Wines of My Life is an unforgettable


story of one man’s journey—and the indelible


wines he tasted along the way.

PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY FOOD & DRINK ISBN 978-1-4197-2518-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2518-0 US $45.00  CAN $55.00 54500 9 781419 725180

Éric Beaumard is one of the world’s most renowned sommeliers. He is currently sommelier-in-chief and director of the Michelinrated restaurant Le Cinq at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris and oversees the cellars of all European Four Seasons establishments.

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