Adding 80 new recipes to the collection currently available on her blog chocolateandzucchini.com, 27-year-old Parisian food-lover Clotilde Dusoulier includes old favourites alongside her own ideas, with easy-to-follow instructions that cover every aspect of the culinary process. From how to hand pick fresh scallops to indentifying the different cheese families, the Chocolate and Zucchini cookbook will inspire even the least confident chefs among us to look beyound the usual supermarket staples.
Clotilde Dusoulier trained as a computer programmer and spent two years in the USA before returning to Paris. She recently gave up her career in technology and is now a full time food writer. She regularly updates her blog, www.chocolateandzucchini.com, and she has a forum with over 150,000 members with whom recipes are discussed and exchanged.
"Not some wronger-than-wrong fusion cooking site, but a blog (in English) built around the twin culinary passions of its 27-year-old Parisian writer, Clotilde Dusoulier: fresh, healthy eating and, well, the magical dark stuff. It is real escapist, drool-on-your-keyboard stuff as Dusoulier drifts around Paris on a waft of sugar-scented air, stumbling across delicious delicacies." The Guardian
"You can just see Audrey Tautou playing her in the movie as she traipses all over Paris, finding the bakery supply store that her grandmother shopped at, eating out, cooking and writing down recipes and shopping tips along with insights into French life." Los Angeles Times
"Eat my words, the world's best food blog" The Observer Food Monthly