The Astonishing Truth About the World's Greatest Food
Publication Date: February 1, 2005
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With the mission to “lay naked before the world the true meaning of chocolate,” David Wolfe and Shazzie present a spirited and unconventional history, materia medica, and recipe book for the world’s most pleasurable food: chocolate. This book describes the wonders of cacao–where it comes from, how it is processed, its three varieties, and its origins and role in pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas. It explains the scientific properties and health benefits of chocolate, and elaborates how you will lose weight, soothe your heart, double your joy, increase your sensuality, nourish your intellect, and attract prosperity by eating it!In contrast to most books about chocolate, this one focuses on the raw cacao bean, or “naked” chocolate. Of course, this chocolate manual wouldn’t be complete without a step-by-step guide on what to do with the cacao beans, and over sixty original and mouthwatering chocolate recipes guaranteed to enhance your life.
David Wolfe is one of the world’s leading nutrition on raw food. He is the author of Eating for Beauty and The Sunfood Diet Success System, as well as numerous DVD and audio programs. As a health and personal success speaker, David conducts over 100 inspirational lectures and seminars and hosts six adventure retreats each year in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the South Pacific. At these events he inspires people to optimize their health and achieve their full potential by employing positive thinking, superior nutrition and, of course, by eating chocolate!Born in East Yorkshire, UK, in 1969, Shazzie had a typical northern lifestyle and diet in her formative years. As an adult, she suffered from lethargy, depression, brain-fog, bad skin, and aches and pains–until she created a detox and rejuvenation program for herself. These days she feels younger than ever before, has relentless energy, and a body that functions as it should! Shazzie spreads the secrets that she’s uncovered to millions of people throughout the world via her web sites, books, magazine columns, workshops, and retreats. She is the author of Detox Your World and Detox Delights.
“This book will lead you on a journey into the world of chocolate. Learn the myths and legends associated with this life-giving food, what it’s really made of, and many new ways to eat, cook, and enjoy chocolate. With recipes that utilize not just chocolate but other life-giving, rich-in-nutrient foods, you’ll discover chocolate doesn’t just come in candy bars… This book provides a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind perspective on chocolate that hasn’t been explored before.”