Jacques Torres is known as ‘Mr Chocolate’ and many have crowned him the finest chocolatier in NYC. He does have a rival or 2 but not many. With a name and accent like he has, he is of course French and he’s done his time as a famous pastry chef and revered teacher. But his first love is chocolate and from 2008 he has built up a chocolate empire consisting of 7 shops, 2 chocolate factories and an ice cream shop.
The video is great, giving us a good understanding of what makes good chocolate, how labor intensive good chocolate making is and how mechnanzed the process is these days. While all his chocolate creations are regarded as superb his ‘out of this world’ offering is his chocolate chip cookie. He’s been very generous and made his recipe widely available. Go here Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe and you will not only get the ingredients but also an illustrated guide to making them. enjoy!