Indulgence: One Man's Selfless Search for the Best Chocolate

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From Willy Wonka to Ferrero Rocher, chocolate is embedded in our culture as perhaps no other foodstuff. And although it has been swooned over endlessly in print, Indulgence takes the subject to entirely new realms. In a pleasurable mélange of travel narrative, historical writing, and literary gastronomy, Paul Richardson discovers a substance that still has much to say about the joys and agonies of our human debt to pleasure. In this whimsical chronicle of one of mankind’s ruling passions, he concludes that ...

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Overview

From Willy Wonka to Ferrero Rocher, chocolate is embedded in our culture as perhaps no other foodstuff. And although it has been swooned over endlessly in print, Indulgence takes the subject to entirely new realms. In a pleasurable mélange of travel narrative, historical writing, and literary gastronomy, Paul Richardson discovers a substance that still has much to say about the joys and agonies of our human debt to pleasure. In this whimsical chronicle of one of mankind’s ruling passions, he concludes that chocolate has lost none of its mysterious capacity to bewitch.

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“The story of chocolate has never been better told.” —Conde Nast Traveller
Tobin Harshaw
A British food historian, Richardson is sometimes trenchant, sometimes sophomoric, but always good-humored. And while he has a thorough grasp of how this Central American plant took on its ritual and romantic baggage, he's more interested in finding out, on foot, how that history lives on today.
— The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780349115528
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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