This lavishly illustrated book takes readers on a journey through the history and production of the world's most seductive confection: chocolate. Through the eyes of food critics, chefs, journalists, and historians, this book explores the rich history of chocolate, along with a modern-day investigation of its many flavors and forms. Learn how the cocoa bean, first enjoyed by the Aztecs, has traveled around the globe to produce innumerable variations of chocolate. In the sixteenth century, chocolate was consumed as a highly-spiced drink attributed with curative, even aphrodisiacal, powers. Entrepreneurs like the Cadbury brothers in Bournville, England, Dr. James Baker in Massachusetts, and Milton S. Hershey in Pennsylvania made it possible for modern chocoholics to indulge daily in this once unattainable luxury. This bestseller, first published in 1996, is brought up to date with a guide to the finest purveyors of chocolate worldwide. Illustrated with vintage advertising posters and chocolate packages, fine paintings, and lavish, specially-commissioned photographs, The Book of Chocolate is completed with ten sinfully good recipes.
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Author Biography - Jeanne Bourin
Jeanne Bourin is a prolific novelist in France and has contributed to various magazines and publications. She is the author of numerous books including, Tres sage Heloise (1966) which was highly acclaimed by the Academie Francaise. John Feltwell, a British Naturalist, has written various books on the natural world such as, Butterflies and Moths and Geraniums and Pelargoniums. Nathalie Bailleux, a French historian, is author of Modes et Vetements. Corby Kummer is a renowned food journalist, and a senior editor of The Atlantic Monthly. Kummer writes regularly for Martha Stewart Living, Self, New York Times Magazine, Travel-Holiday and Food & Wine and has written both The Joy of Coffee and The Pleasures of Slow Food. Mariarosa Schiaffino, author of Chocolate and Goya, lives in Italy. Odile Perrard lives in France and has written several novels. Regine Kopp is a journalist and lives in France. Pierre Labanne is a journalist and collector of chocolate memorabilia. Herve Bizeul is a celebrated French chef and sommelier. Cristina Pauly is a journalist from Italy.