Yes, that's right, yet another cooking project has hit my culinary radar. This one, Cook the Books , is a bimonthly foodie book club "marrying the pleasures of reading and cooking." Okay. I'm in. The assignment for March 2012 was Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory . Funny thing - I cooked and served an all-chocolate picnic dinner when two of our best friends played Oompa Loompas in a local theatre production of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." I figured I would share that menu and recipes for this month. I got creative with the chocolate, using it in everything from the soup to the grill. We started with a Roasted Parsnip-White Chocolate Soup . (click the name of the recipe) Next to the soups, I offered Chocolate Crostini ... Toast a slice of bread (I used ciabatta) till it's crisp. Let cool. Then spread a layer of nutella or melted dark chocolate on the crisp. Top with sliced pears and crumbled gorgonzola. M
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