The Chocolate Maker's Handbook

Written by Gustaf Mabrouk


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Award winning cookbook with lots of inspiration to immerse yourself in. It’s also filled with knowledge about what it takes to grow Cocoa and the process of Bean to Bar Chocolate.

Gustaf Mabrouk is a pastry cook and chocolate maker. He is passionate about chocolate and the craft behind making chocolate from bean to bar. Already at age 19 he won This Year’s Best Pastry Cook and has worked at fine dining restaurants in New York and Stockholm ever since. He also runs STHLM Bean to Bar – a local producer of chocolate in Stockholm. He also teaches the craft of chocolate and is a frequent guest at SVT’s Go Kväll (Tv show at Swedish channel one).

With his love for and experiences working with chocolate he has written The Chocolate Maker’s Handbook. A gorgeous book filled with advice, ideas and recipes where chocolate is the center of attention and used as the main ingredient. What makes the book unique is that it's both for professionals and for beginners. It contains a mix of easy and more advanced tip on how to handle cocoa in order to make chocolate from scratch. The book also provides valuable knowledge on sustainability when it comes to the production of cocoa.

Try not to drool when looking through the photographs in the book by Photographer Bengt O Pettersson.




Winner - Årets Svenska Måltidslitteratur 2018 - Choklad kategorin (This years Swedish Mealtime Litterature 2018 for the "Chocolate" category)

Jury's motivation: "The making of Chocolate is the primary focus in this inspiring book for anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge and learn useful facts. The Love for chocolate reaches a new level."


Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2019 - nominated for two categories:

"Desserts-Pastry for Public" and "Pastry for Professionals"


Winner Third Place - best cook book in the world at the World Gourmand Awards 2019 for the Category "E14 Pastry Professionals"


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”Save planet earth! It´s the only planet with chocolate”


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