Chocolate

Chocolate

A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light

Book - 2005 | 1st ed.
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A delectable journey into the world of chocolate--from manufacturing to marketing, French boutiques to American multinationals--by the award-winning author of "Olives."
Science, over recent years, has confirmed what chocolate lovers have always known: the stuff is actually good for you. It's the Valentine's Day drug of choice, has more antioxidants than red wine, and triggers the same brain responses as falling in love. Nothing, in the end, can stand up to chocolate as a basic fundament to human life.
In this scintillating narrative, acclaimed foodie Mort Rosenblum delves into the complex world of chocolate. From the mole poblano--chile-laced chicken with chocolate--of ancient Mexico to the contemporary French chocolatiers who produce the palets d'or--bite-sized, gold-flecked bricks of dark chocolate--to the vast empires of Hershey, Godiva, and Valrhona, Rosenblum follows the chocolate trail the world over. He visits cacao plantations, meets with growers, buyers, makers, and tasters, and investigates the dark side of the chocolate trade as well as the enduring appeal of its product.
Engaging, entertaining, and revealing, "Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light" is a fascinating foray into this "food of the gods."
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780865476356
0865476357
Branch Call Number: 641.3374 R813
Characteristics: 290 p.

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mclarjh
Jul 13, 2017

Mediocre writing and organization. Superficial reporting, mostly promotional hyperbole. Nothing new here.

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Tashi
May 01, 2010

I love chocolate, the darker, the richer the better but I almost gave it up after I read this book.
I wondered if the human suffering perpetrated upon small cocoa farmers by the multinational buyers and producers would make it impossible for me to eat it again.
Now I only buy fair trade.

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