Back of Must Read: Field Guide to Candy With tomorrow being Halloween, we've unofficially opened the Pandora's Box that is Fall sweets season. That's why the Field Guide to Candy ( $16) couldn't have come at a better time. Pastry chef Anita Chu, who authored the Field Guide to Cookies, has come out with a second book, which promises to teach you "how to identify and make virtually every candy imaginable." Does it live up to its promise? To find out, keep reading. Pros: Candy history, serving suggestions, and storage tips set the stage for each recipe. Carefully organized book classifies candies into useful categories, and provides candy-making resources, helpful substitutions, and candy-making notes. The book includes a range of regionally and ethnically diverse, intriguing confections, such as Turkish delight, dulce de leche, Chinese date-walnut candy, mochi, marzipan, and Oklahoma brown candy. Cons: Generally speaking, candy making is tricky, and this abbreviated pocket guide isn't ideal for beginners. Crucial issues for beginners, such as tips for evenly coating nuts in chocolate, aren't addressed. Like other books in the series, this tome feels tightly bound and tiny, and fails to include instructional photographs. Recipes: Chu walks readers through more than 100 different sweet courses, including: Candy corn Maple candy Jordan almonds Jasmine tea chocolates Fleur de sel caramels dipped in dark chocolate Imagery: A full-color pictorial index helps you visualize what each and every candy should look like. Confections are gorgeously shot and styled. Overall Rating: This is an exhaustive compilation of favorite confections, with tantalizing photographs and useful background information. It isn't an entry book for beginners, but would be a solid purchase for candy making enthusiasts. View 7 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Comments Food 7 years PartySister, we have a recipe for you too! PartySister 7 years Oops I see it listed in one of the pictures! PartySister 7 years can't wait to use this book to make some holiday candy! i love peppermint bark - is that in there?