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Universal Passion for Coffee Comes to the United States
December 11, 2007

Whether it’s dark roast in the morning or an intimate chat with a friend over a latté, everyone loves their coffee in their own way. Now connoisseurs can satisfy their love of coffee and their sweet tooth too. Passion for Coffee, a new cookbook from Patricia McCausland-Gallo, incorporates the timeless drink and bean into a collection of delicious recipes.

McCausland-Gallo is a nutritionist, pastry chef, teacher and food writer, and a native of Colombia, the country that is home to what many claim is the richest coffee in the world. It’s also a place where great food and deliciously decadent desserts like tres leches are as standard as the beautiful Andes Mountains. McCausland-Gallo’s mother was a baker and her bakery took up a third of the house young McCausland-Gallo grew up in. Her mother used pure ingredients like whole cream, long vanilla beans and dark coffee beans to create mousses and ice creams.

Thus, McCausland-Gallo created Passion for Coffee, both to honor her past and give homage to the crop that has always incited passion all over the world. The 216-page book was originally written in Spanish and released in South America in 2006. Now the best seller has been translated into English and is available in the United States. It features over 200 recipes, from cakes, cookies, cool desserts and drinks, to entrees and even salads that all call for coffee in some form.

This cookbook has a warm elegance about it and the varied recipes are presented in a straightforward fashion, often calling for simple freeze-dried coffee, although any kind of coffee can usually be substituted. Perhaps the most enjoyable aspects of the book though, are the stories about coffee, its history, the people who harvest it, and how it has impacted the entire world. Enjoyable, that is, over a deep cup of coffee.

McCausland-Gallo has a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She also attended the American Institute of Baking in Kansas and the École Lenôtre in Paris.

Passion for Coffee ISBN 0-9797594-0-6) is available retail for $29.95 and can be purchased through The Cookbook Marketplace at or by calling 800-269-6839. The Cookbook Marketplace also handles the book’s distribution to the book and gift trade.

Passion for Coffee was manufactured by Favorite Recipes Press (FRP). Since 1961, FRP has produced more than 1,000 titles for individuals, companies, and nonprofit organizations from coast to coast. Full support and consultation are available in the creation, production, marketing, and distribution of a cookbook. FRP is a division of Southwestern/Great American, Inc.

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