Rowan Jacobsen, winner of the James Beard Award, discovered the best chocolate he had ever eaten � a long-lost strain of wild cacao from the Bolivian rainforest. Here's the story of how he tracked it down, journeying by boat into the heart of Amazonia, enduring monstrous ticks, warlike ants, floods, drug runners, fickle outboards, piranha for breakfast, and a tribal helmsman more interested in beer than commerce.
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About the Author
Award-winning writer Rowan Jacobsen explains how places shape ecosystems, cultures, cuisines, and us. His quest to capture the spirit of place and people has led him from the mountains of Mexico to the muskeg of Alaska�s Yukon Delta, from the bayous of Louisiana to the jungles of Assam. He has been featured on All Things Considered, The Splendid Table, MSNBC, Bon App�tit, Saveur, Elle, NBC�s Today in New York, and elsewhere, and has written for The New York Times, Harper�s, Newsweek, Outside, Sierra, and others. He is the author of A Geography of Oysters, Fruitless Fall, The Living Shore, and American Terroir, named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by Library Journal. His new book is Shadows on the Gulf: A Journey through Our Last Great Wetland. Jacobsen is a featured speaker at conferences, food festivals, and sustainability workshops. He lives in Vermont.
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