ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. PREFACE. PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO CHOCOLATE. CHAPTER 1 Chocolate and Other Ingredients. CHAPTER 2 Essential Equipment. CHAPTER 3 Composition and Basic Techniques. PART 2: MAKING CHOCOLATES AND OTHER CONFECTIONS. CHAPTER 4 Simple Chocolate Methods and Recipes. CHAPTER 5 Gianduja, Caramelized Gianduja, and Marzipan. CHAPTER 6 Ganache. CHAPTER 7 Decorating Techniques. CHAPTER 8 Chocolate Praline Recipes. CHAPTER 9 Sugar-Crusted Alcohol Pralines. PART 3: CREATING CHOCOLATE SHOWPIECES. CHAPTER 10 Chocolate Bases and Tubes. CHAPTER 11 Chocolate Decor. CHAPTER 12 Modeling Chocolate. CHAPTER 13 Chocolate Flowers. CHAPTER 14 Painting, Piping, and Assembling Three-Dimensional Figures. CHAPTER 15 Creating a Competition Piece. APPENDIX: TEMPLATES. INDEX.
Ewald Notter is the founder and director of education of the Notter School of Pastry Arts in Orlando, Florida. Renowned as a master of sugar and chocolate work, he has worked with chocolate for 35 years, during which time he has won numerous awards, including National Pastry Team Champion, Pastry Chef of the Year, and fifteen gold medals in various other pastry competitions. He has taught at pastry schools around the world and serves as a pastry advisor to the American Culinary Federation's Culinary Team USA.