Master chocolatier Paul A. Young took home the gold medal for his book, “Adventures With Chocolate,” winning Gourmand World Cookbook Awards’ “Best Chocolate Book in the World.” That’s a strong statement.

“Definitely one for a special dinner party,” says Young, who has cultivated a love affair with the dark, sweet stuff since he was a boy. “With its sophisticated, sweet chocolate pastry crust, unctuous ganache filling, and caramelized salted pecans, this tart will stop all conversation for all the right reasons.”