In Pursuit of Purity,
The Paris Chocolate Files
2020 Gourmand Award-Winning Book
A Journey to Discover the History and Secrets Behind the Purest Chocolate in Paris
Kalei, in love with chocolate before she could even walk, was shocked one day to learn of her allergies to this childhood indulgence. Heartbroken and suffering for years without, she came across research that changed her life: she was allergic to the added ingredients in the chocolate, not the cocoa itself.
And so began a life journey to seek out chocolate purified of excess elements save that which preserved its flavor and pleased the palate. What better place to rekindle this love affair than the City of Light?
Take a tour through some of the world’s most famous chocolate shops and discover chocolatiers who have spent generations mastering the art of chocolate. Learn the secrets and history behind each one as Kalei guides you across Paris In Pursuit of Purity.
François Royal - ParisienStar Best Selling Author Awards
"It is by far the most beautiful and delightful journey to the world's finest chocolatiers in Paris France. Reading this book is a real journey from door to door of fine chocolate shops Debauve et Gallais to Patrick Roger, enjoying Roche bonbon and praline bonbon. It is the pride of France and this is a must-read book before or after visiting Paris to discover chocolate corners or bring back beautiful memories of your Parisien trip.
Merci Kalei Ross for this beautiful gift to the world of French chocolate."
Kristen Gwen - Author
"In Pursuit of Purity: The Paris Chocolate Files, is truly a delight to read. Being accustomed to the Hershey variety of chocolate (not that there’s anything wrong with that), I was surprised to discover the many complexities of gourmet chocolate, in particular the dark varieties, with its many tiered notes. Each chocolatier blends their creations with layers that hint of veggies, herbs, wine, and much more as they make each batch. Many are also artists who sculpt chocolate. I particularly enjoyed Michel Chaudun’s chocolate staircase with a lost shoe, and Patrick Roger’s orangutan.
This book will take you on a most amazing and delicious journey through the chocolate shops of Paris. Kalei’s words describing the chocolate experience are fantastic enough, but add to them the gorgeous pictures, and you have a book to enjoy again and again. Not only that, but if ever in Paris, this book will guide you to some of the most delicious, and beautifully creative, chocolate spots in the city. If you love chocolate (and who doesn’t) definitely check out this book.