The Book of Chocolate (Hardcover)
Revised and Updated Edition
Flammarion-Pere Castor, 9782080202468, 200pp.
Publication Date: October 20, 2015
List Price: 17.98*
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Based on the original Flammarion title, The Book of Chocolate, this lavishly illustrated book, now edited and brought up to date, takes readers on a journey through the history and production of the world's most seductive confection: chocolate. Learn how the cocoa bean, first enjoyed by the Aztecs, has traveled around the globe to produce endless variations of 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. A list of tantalizing recipes and a guide to the finest purveyors of chocolate worldwide make this volume indispensable to chocolate lovers everywhere. If the list of recipes is not enough to bring out the chocoholic in you, just look at the delicious illustrations, specially commissioned photographs, rare vintage posters, and fine paintings all in honor of this favorite confection.
About the Author
Jeanne Bourin is an award-winning French novelist. John Feltwell, a British naturalist, has written several books including Butterflies and Moths and Geraniums and Pelargoniums. Nathalie Bailleux, a French historian, has published a book on fashion and clothing. Odile Perrard, a novelist lives in France and has written several novels. Mariarosa Schiaffino, author of Chocolate and Goya. She lives in Italy. Régine Kopp is a journalist and lives in France. Corby Kummer is one of the most respected food journalists in the U.S. and a senior editor of The Atlantic Monthly. Kummer writes regularly for Martha Stewart Living, Self, the New York Times Magazine, and Food & Wine, and has authored The Joy of Coffee and The Pleasures of Slow Food.