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It is an honor to have my Caramel book as one of the 25 Best Cookbooks of the Year in Food & Wine Best of the Best Vol. 17. Six of my caramel recipes are included with some beautiful photos. This book is packed full of an assortment of delicious recipes. It would be a great gift book, along with my Caramel book, of course.

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Directly below is my most recent book, Caramel. Given that caramel is one of my very favorite flavors it was delicious and fun developing and testing/tasting all the recipes for this book. Caramel has 65 easy to create 'from scratch' recipes (no artificial anything) for home cooks. The photos in the book will make your mouth water in anticipation of an over-the-top taste experience. You can order a print or Kindle copy from Enjoy!

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Here is a great article, with recipes, highlighting my Caramel book titled How to achieve caramel perfection in the Orange County Register Food section. This is a good place to try some yummy caramel recipes before buying my Caramel book. Please e-mail me if you have any questions.

Please see the article I published titled Foolproof Caramel based on my book Caramel on There are some great photos of my caramel desserts as well as three fabulous recipes: Classic Caramel Sauce, Caramel-Layered Dark Chocolate Brownies, and Caramel Swirl Cheesecake.

It was great to see that included my Gianduia Mousse Cake recipe (from my book The Essential Baker) in their new 2012 Epicurious Cookbook: More Than 250 of Our Best-Loved Four-Fork Recipes for Weeknights, Weekends, & Special Occasions. It is a privilige to have my Gianduia Mousse Cake, one of my very favorites, included with all the other fabulous recipes in the Epicurious Cookbook. You can find this cookbook and all of my cookbooks on

Are you a Kindle cook? If so my Caramel, Cookies for Dummies and Truffles, Candies, and Confections books are available at's Kindle Store. It's actually very easy and convenient to use a Kindle in the kitchen. I guarantee you will find all your favorte quick and easy to make caramel desserts in my Caramel book, great cookies in my Cookies for Dummies book, and a large variety of fabulous truffles, candies, and confections (with plenty of chocolate recipes) in my Truffles book. Just search Carole Bloom in's Kindle Store for my Kindle eBooks.

Intensely Chocolate: 100 Tantalizing Recipes for the Ultimate in Chocolate Flavor (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010) is the book that I published before Caramel. The word intensely is the best word to use in the title to describe this book because the 100 recipes are for very serious chocolate lovers. Most of the recipes are made with high cacao content dark chocolate. The book has 40 sumptuously enticing photos (see the top of each of my website pages for a preview of these photos). In addition to regular book sellers like Barnes and Noble, and Amazon, Intensely Chocolate is also sold through the following book clubs: The Good Cook, Rhapsody, The Literary Guild, and HomeStyle. Here is the cover.

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The Chicago Sun-Times (December 29, 2010) includes Intensely Chocolate as one of the 10 notable cookbooks for 2010. Tom Witom of the Sun-Times states that "... cakes, brownies and tarts to muffins, custard and frozen confections--opens new vistas for dessert makers at all skill levels." He further states that "Enticing photography, clear instructions and useful guidance on ingredients and techniques add to the book's appeal."

There is a great write-up, with recipers and fabulous photographs, of my book Intensely Chocolate, in online Desserts Magazine. To access Dessert Magazine click HERE then search for Carole Bloom.

Hurrah for me. After about 2 years of yoga instructor training I have graduated and can now call myself a Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200, with Yoga Alliance. My specialty styles are Hatha and Vinyasa. Also I am continuously upgrading my yoga skills by completing various workshops such as Adjustments, Arm Balances, and MELT. Some of my colleagues and friends have commented that I have reinvented myself but actually yoga is another creative extension of what I love to do--make, write, and teach fabulous desserts and practice (and teach) yoga. It would be great to see you in one of my classes—yoga or desserts. Namaste!

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