ACADEMIA BARILLA, founded in 2004 in Parma, one of the most distinguished capitals of Italian cuisine, is a center of great professionalism and talent that is exceptional in the world of cooking. It promotes Italian culinary art, protecting the regional gastronomic heritage and safeguarding it from imitations and counterfeits, while encouraging the great traditions of the Italian restaurant industry. Academia Barilla organizes cooking classes for culinary enthusiasts, distributes the best Italian products, and spreads Italys gastronomic culture through publications like this one that recount the unequaled riches of the country.
The Mayas called chocolate food of the gods, and most people agree. No matter whether it's dark, milk, or white; has hints of vanilla or licorice; or is laced with liquor: chocolate is simply irresistible. This lavishly illustrated cookbook, from the world-renowned Academia Barilla, celebrates chocolate with 50 scrumptious recipesincluding such delights as Shortbread Cookies with Cocoa Beans, Profiteroles, Viennese cake, Zuppa Inglese, and assorted truffles. This is pure chocolate bliss!