It is my intense love affair with chocolate that has driven me on a personal chocolate odyssey for most of my life. I have traveled the world—130 countries to be exact—in search of new and enticing varieties of chocolate. I have devoured my way through some of the best chocolate shops of Europe, explored chocolate plantations in Asia and have even adventured the wilds of the Amazon basin in search of great chocolate.
If Johnny Iuzzini wasn’t making pastry, he claims, he’d be a housewife (his words). Luckily for us, he is making pastry, and his first book, Dessert Fourplay: Sweet Quartets from a Four-Star Pastry Chef , could not be further from the work of a slipperclad homemaker.