Chocolate is Why #ILoveDK!
Confession time: I LOVE books! I have been hooked to the written word since I was a child, and it continues to grow! Blogging has also allowed me to have the chance to review a lot of amazing books, so I am combining two passions (yes, I’m a very lucky girl!). Many of my book reviews last year were from DK Canada. They have a variety of books that would please everyone in the family. DK Canada asked some of their favourite reviewers which DK Book is their #1 pick from 2016 and to share it with our followers. This year’s favourite book I reviewed was Chocolate. How do you say no to this confectionary delight?!
Chocolate show readers how chocolate is made and how to appreciate this sweet treat by explaining the following:
- how to find quality chocolate when buying it
- taste the difference in different types of chocolate
- make chocolate yourself at home
- try different flavour combinations; and
- create delicious chocolate dishes from more than 20 recipes!
Chocolate maps out each location cocoa beans are grown, gives details on their role and importance in this industry, shares tidbits about how this popular commodity is produced and, in some cases, what is being done to improve the conditions of those who produce cocoa in that region.
It was interesting to learn about Chocolate was the variations within the three different types of chocolate that are available to consume. I am a milk chocolate fan, but I was not aware that it could be made in so many different ways. This book shows you the different kinds of milk chocolate produced, the percentage of cocoa versus other ingredients used to make it and to check for its quality.
Finally, what is a book about chocolate that does not share the sugary treats that can be made from it? From cakes, cookies, and brownies to tartlets, mousses, and truffles to brownies, Chocolate will have your sweet tooth tingling! The ingredients and directions are laid out easily for readers to follow. There are also variations shared for some of these delightful dishes so you can have fresh twists to favourite treats.
Whether it is a surprise for your Valentine or a gift for a someone with a sweet tooth, Chocolate is a fabulous book to give and read!
Between now and February 8, 2017, DK Books is running their annual #ILoveDK contest where readers can share their love of DK Books over social media. Use the #ILoveDK hashtag to nominate your favourite DK book of all time on Facebook or Twitter, and let them know why you love it.
On Valentine’s Day, DK Books will choose one of the reviews as a winner and will win a $250 DK Shopping spree! It is DK’s way of sharing the love! So what are you waiting for? Share your #ILoveDK book love for your chance to win!
DK Canada Giveaway
DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club reader have a sweet Valentine’s Day by giving away the book Chocolate I reviewed!
The ARV of this prize package is $30!
This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on February 17th, 2017.
Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.