Salty Sweets: Delectable Desserts and Tempting Treats with a Sublime Kiss of Salt" from The Harvard Common Press, 2009. I received this book for free via the Amazon Vine Program and were not expecting more than a review on that website; no other form of compensation was received in exchange for this fair review.
The instructions in this cookbook were easy to follow, Matheson explains procedures and ingredients in a clear, straight forward fashion which is what you need in a cookbook. She also has little vignettes about these recipes, how they were created, what her first sampling of them was like, as well as tips to change the recipes slightly for different tastes. However, even in a large university town with no shortage of grocery and foodie shops, it was difficult to find some of the specific salts. That required my substituting or simply foregoing trying some of the recipes. Whether or not you like the final results will be a matter of indivudal tastes and skill in your kitchen.
If this sounds like a good book to you, Sisters and Brothers, please consider buying it. This could be a good book for a gift, too, just make sure you give it to someone who doesn't have concerns about salt because even sea salt in too much quantity wouldn't be a great idea
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.