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Chocolate has been one of mankind's obsessions for centuries. The history of cacao and chocolate-making leads from Mexico to Spain and then France, Austria, Switzerland, and Belgium, while its consumption is universal. This collection examines chocolate's history as well as its use in literature, art, music, and folklore, as a subject for psychology and childrearing, and as an important product for business. In addition, recipes for novel and tasty uses of chocolate are provided. While chocolate may be seen as food of the gods, it is consumed around the world by all ages and classes. This is an intriguing book for scholars in many fields and for those interested in the history of food and their favorite sweet.

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ISBN-13: 9780313305061
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/05/2000
Series: Contributions in Intercultural and Comparative Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface by Herman Berliner

Introduction by Alex Szogyi

Chocolate and Psychology

Chocolate and Loneliness Among the Elderly by William Alex McIntosh, Karen S. Kubena, and Wendall A. Landmann

Locus of Control and Chocolate Perceptions by Larry M. Starr and Elana Rose Starr

Curing Irrationality with Chocolate Addiction by Catherine S. Elliott

Perceived Attributes of Chocolate by Harold E. Yuker

Chocolate and Literature

The Chocolate Soldier Has a Chip on His Shoulder by Anne K. Kaler

Candy, Cheka, and Controversy: The Propaganda Failure of Alexander Tarasov-Rodionov's 1992 Novel, Chocolate by Robert Fyne

Chocolate, Food for the Gods: Marcel Duchamp's Chocolate Grinder by Erdmute Wenzel White

Has Modernism Failed the Chocolate Box? by Diane Barthel-Bouchier

Chocolate Imagery in Avant-Garde Art by David W. Seaman

Inside the Pastilles of the Marquis de Sade by Barbara Lekatsas

Chocolate Commerce and Health

The Role of Chocolate in the American Diet: Nutritional Perspectives by Marion Nestle

Bite-Sized Marketing: Candy Bars by Robert M. Rees

Proof That an Entrepreneurial Dream Can Come True...Through Chocolate by Benneville N. Strohecker

Trends in Chocolate by Barbara Allbright

Chocolate Lore

Cacao: Gift of the New World by Sophie D. Coe

The Social and Economic History of Cacao Cultivation in Colonial Socunusco, New Spain by Janine Gasco

Chocolate--Its Quality and Flavor (Which Is the World's Best Chocolate?) by Charles S. Telly

Location Factors in Cocoa Growing and the Chocolate Industry by John E. Ullmann

Chocolatissimo! by Alex Szogyi

Chocolate Recipes compiled by Alex Szogyi


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