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Gift for the New York chocolate lover, check!

If you know someone who really likes chocolate, (and who doesn’t?) then I have a slam-dunk sure-fire holiday gift idea for you: Professor Chocolate’s Ultimate Guide to Finding Chocolate in New York City.  The book is half Rough Guide, half Zagat’s for chocolate in NYC.  The guide profiles 40 different shops in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn and also features 11 different walking tours which include a little bit of history about each ‘hood.

The gold Buddha is a specialty of Bond Street Chocolates

There’s space within each tour’s pages to make your own notes and ratings–including five blank stars for you to fill in like a coloring book– about the chocolates and other products you try. (more…)

One of the classiest cookbooks I have seen this year.

Sarabeth’s Bakery is one of the classiest cookbooks I have seen in a while.  Rizzoli certainly didn’t skimp on photo or paper quality either.  You’ll probably want to frame many of the stunning photos and hang them in your kitchen.  If you have a baker or pastry chef on your Hanukah or Christmas list – you simply can’t go wrong with this 320 page,  large format cookbook.  ”Sarabeth’s Bakery: from my hands to yours” by Sarabeth Levine is really part coffee table book and part cookbook. (more…)