Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier by Kate Shaffer

By Kate Shaffer

If you've ever had a fable of dwelling on a Maine island, this ebook is for you. It,s simply icing at the cake it that also is occurs to contain chocolate. Kate Shaffer and her husband moved to distant Isle au Haut approximately seven years in the past. as soon as there, they have been encouraged to open a chocolate corporation and cafe that includes scrumptious chocolate and clean Maine parts. Now their items are shipped around the world ~ and their island cafe is a real Maine vacation spot. This armchair go back and forth log and cookbook multi functional describes the fantasies ~ and terrific realities ~ of island lifestyles in Maine whereas that includes greater than forty-five of Shaffer,s scrumptious recipes for her popular candies and chocolate-inspired recipes from her seasonal cafe.

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