Cocolat: Extraordinary Chocolate Desserts - Alice Medrich, Patricia Brabant About fifteen years ago I saw this book and knew that I had to own it. It was the first time I had spent so much money on a cookbook. I still love it to bits. It has been the inspiration for countless birthday cakes and other special occasion cakes and desserts ever since. In my view, it's a must for anyone who is serious about baking.