Cookbook author and founder, Susie Norris, specializes in European desserts and chocolate work. She taught baking and pastry at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and ran an award-winning artisan chocolate business in Los Angeles for 10 years. Prior to her work in the food business, she was a television executive for NBC, CBS, Disney/ABC and other networks where she supervised writing and production. Susie writes for The University of Southern California and is at work on her next book.
Pastry chef, instructor, TV producer, chocolatier, cookbook author and general guru of all things chocolate Susie Norris delivers a gem of a book dedicated to the culture and cuisine her favorite subject. Not only does Norris provide chocolate recipes to sate even the most demanding choco-philes, she offers an introduction to the world of chocolate that opens up the much-loved, if oft underestimated, ingredient to a wider appreciation. Norris wants her reader to get to know chocolate on a more intimate level, whether that reader is pastry chef, fellow chocolatier, or mere enthusiast; she offers instructions on setting up a "tasting flight" for chocolate after the fashion of wine and provides lists of online resources useful for purchasing and further education. In addition to a wealth of savory and sweet recipes featuring chocolate, Norris' book delves into the varieties, origins, and uses of chocolate, as well as its health benefits, gift-giving potential, and topical quotes from fellow chocolate lovers.
CHOCOLATE BLISS is a online guide to the world's great chocolate. Supported by 2 books, social media, articles, a blog, and a network of culinary professionals, this site offers on-going research into the origins, history, flavor, production and business of chocolate.