All about Chocolate: The Ultimate Resource for the World's Favorite Food

All about Chocolate: The Ultimate Resource for the World's Favorite Food

by Carole Bloom CCP
     
 

"It's not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let's face it, far more reliable than a man." —Miranda Ingram "I have met with few things more remarkable than the Chocolate which is the finest I ever saw." —John Adams, traveling in Spain in 1799 Hailed as "the food of

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"It's not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let's face it, far more reliable than a man." —Miranda Ingram "I have met with few things more remarkable than the Chocolate which is the finest I ever saw." —John Adams, traveling in Spain in 1799 Hailed as "the food of the gods," exchanged in ancient marriage ceremonies, and proclaimed an aphrodisiac, chocolate has been loved around the world since its cultivation by the ancient peoples of Mexico as early as the seventh century. Here is the essential volume, including facts, fictions, festivals, recipes, and resources on the treat that drives many to obsession. All About Chocolate is the ultimate compendium of information to indulge the cravings of true fanatics.

  • In the seventeenth century, not long after the bishop of Chiapas warned that anyone drinking chocolate during the service would be excommunicated, he died from drinking a cup of poisoned chocolate.
  • Americans eat more chocolate now than ever before—an average of 11 pounds per person every year!
  • The Aztec ruler Montezuma drank 50 cups of chocolate from golden goblets before visiting his harem.
Whether you're a true chocoholic, a trivia lover, or just looking for the best ways and places to enjoy this magical treat, All About Chocolate makes it easy for you to enjoy this alluring sweet to the fullest. Visit us online at www.mgr.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028622835
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.06(d)

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Meet the Author

CAROLE BLOOM is the author of four other books, including Truffles, Candies & Confections. She also wrote the "Candy" chapter for the new Joy of Cooking. Her feature articles appear in Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and Fine Cooking magazines. Bloom is the spokesperson for the Boxed Chocolate Manufacturers Group. She lives in southern California.

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