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Great Moments in Chocolate History

With 20 Classic Recipes From Around the World

Howard-Yana Shapiro, Ph.D.


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Packed with irresistible facts and photos, this beautiful gift book reveals the untold story chocolate, of the world's favorite indulgence. Did you know that M&Ms were invented for WWII soldiers as the chocolate that wouldn't melt in their hands? Or that Marie Antoinette had her own personal chocolate maker? Or that Thomas Jefferson predicted that chocolate would outstrip coffee as the most popular drink in America? Featuring 20 sinfully delicious chocolate recipes from around the world, this entertaining romp through chocolate history will delight chocoholics everywhere.

National Geographic, 9781426214981, 208pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 2015

About the Author

HOWARD-YANA SHAPIRO, Ph.D., is chief agricultural officer and global director of Plant Science and External Research at Mars Incorporated. Shapiro has guided Mars toward the goal of 100% sustainably sourced cacao production since joining the company in the late 1990s. He has spent more than 35 years working with sustainable agricultural and agroforestry systems, plant systems, plant genetics, and food production systems across the world. Shapiro is a popular speaker, including at TEDMED and TED Amsterdam.