Kate Shaffer Desserted Chocolate Cook Book

Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier, signed by the author

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If you were stranded on an island with 40 other people, and had to choose one thing to keep you sane, what would it be? In the winter of 2004, snow-bound and unemployed on a tiny island seven miles out to sea, Kate Shaffer chose chocolate. Three years later, her now-renowned chocolate shop twinkled into existence.

Named by Food & Wine Magazine as one of the top 25 cookbooks of 2011, and winner of a bronze IPPY award for 2011, Kate's Desserted Cookbook is both recipe compendium, and warm-hearted memoir. Ragged Coast Chocolates co-founder, Kate Shaffer, guides you step-by-step through her recipes for everything from French-style truffles to chocolate-spiked Mexican mole poblano. Interspersed between recipes, are intensely personal accounts of adjusting to life on one of Maine's only un-bridged, sparsely populated year-round island communities.

A perfect gift for the new graduate, the family entrepreneur, or the armchair traveler.

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Farm-Fresh Ingredients

We make all our confections with the finest, freshest ingredients from family-owned farms and local gardens right here in Maine and nearby New England states. And we love using exotic ingredients from the tiny, far-off corners of the world, scouring from small, family farms so our dollars directly benefit other local communities as often and as much as possible.

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A team effort

We use single-origin chocolates from producers in Latin America who treat the growers, harvesters, and flora and fauna on their lands with respect. Not only do they produce some of the best chocolate in the world, they create alliances with local producers, promote the preservation of innovative techniques, and develop sustainable production practices to last for years to come.

From our kitchen to yours

Kate Shaffer, artistic director and founder of Ragged Coast Chocolates, started making exquisite confections in her tiny, home kitchen on Isle Au Haut, Maine eight years ago. From truffles and caramels to cookbooks and baking mixes, Kate and her husband Steve have grown the company far beyond its modest start into an award-winning and nationally-recognized purveyor of the finest chocolates in the world.

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