The definitive illustrated reference on chocolate, updated with new chapters on the environmental and geo-political impact of cacao production and health issues surrounding chocolate.
- Chocolate tastes are becoming increasingly more sophisticated--Hershey's now produces several "artisanal" chocolate bars.
- Features 30 new and revised recipes, along with brand new photography
This lively and meticulously researched book on the history of cacao makes it the preeminent go-to reference for anyone seeking a fascinating survey on the "food of the gods." Consumer interest in chocolate continues to grow as its numerous health benefits become more widely acknowledged. Maricel E. Presilla is one of the world's foremost experts on chocolate and cacao, and her approach to the subject is scholarly as well as passionate. Recipes both savory and sweet round out the book, ensuring that chocolate lovers find inspiration as well as information in this insightful look at one of the world's most popular foods.