Author(s): Stephanie Everitt
New Zealanders have had a love affair with chocolate for generations. Author Stephanie Everitt, co-owner of award-winning Devonport Chocolates, shares her passion for chocolate and experience of making it and tasting it in this beautiful little book. She tells the amazing story of where chocolate came from, of the development of the chocolate industry in New Zealand and the rise of boutique chocolate makers specialising in hand-crafted chocolates. Stephanie also explains how the cocoa bean is transformed into one of our favourite treats, how to work with and look after chocolate, taste it and, through some of her favourite recipes, use it to create delicious cakes, biscuits and desserts. As well, she describes how to make chocolate confections at home and gives tips on decorating with chocolate.
Stephanie Everitt, well known in the chocolate world, has been a chocolate-lover for as long as she can remember. Originally a teacher, she also worked in the book trade for many years until she and her family bought Devonport Chocolates, and built it up to the successful boutique chocolate manufacturer and retailer that it is today. Based in Devonport, Auckland, Devonport Chocolates has consistently been a finalist in the New Zealand Retailers Association Top Shop(R) Retail Excellence Awards.