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The Book of Chocolate (Haworth Popular Culture) ~ Usually ships within 24 hours
Nathalie Bailleux (Editor), et al / Hardcover / Published 1996 / 256 pages
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The Book of Chocolate, a completely fat-free indulgence but one that threatens to induce serious cravings.... It took a full team of writers to do the delicious subject justice in this lavishly and intriguingly illustrated volume. The authors...contributed chapters about the history and cultivation of chocolate, the great makers of chocolate, the types of chocolates and trends. A handful of basic recipes and an international guide to sources for chocolate are also included. Forget scratch and sniff, and try not to lick the photographs. ---Florence Fabricant, The New York Times
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The True History of Chocolate ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Sophie D. Coe, Michael D. Coe / Hardcover / Published 1996
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The Coes, both anthropologists with a culinary bent, delve deeply into the history of their mouth-watering subject. The material on ancient cultures is particularly fascinating--did you know that the Maya used unsweetened liquid chocolate as currency? And in a chapter called "Chocolate for the Masses," they detail the modernization of chocolate manufacture, which has allowed more than 25 million Hershey's Kisses to roll off the conveyor belt each day.
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The Chocolate Companion : A Connoisseur's Guide to the World's Finest Chocolates ~ Usually ships within 24 hours
Chantal Coady / Hardcover / Published 1995
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This sumptuously illustrated, comprehensive book does for fine-quality chocolate what authoritative wine guides have achieved in the area of fine wines. Here in one glorious volume is everything chocolate lovers could hope to know about the object of their passion. Beautifully designed with over 200 full-color photos, this irresistible book is a seductive gift for "chocolytes" everywhere.
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Chocolate Fads, Folklore, & Fantasies : 1,000+ Chunks of Chocolate Information ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks
Linda K. Fuller, PhD / Published 1994 / 276 pages
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From Booklist, 10/01/93:
Sound bites for chocolate lovers. The book gives serious attention to documenting the many sources of bake-offs, clubs, festivals, novelties, statistics, companies, and sources and studies relating to chocolate. It ends with a 200-item "chocoquiz." .... The most useful material is the listing of worldwide companies and the marketing information. An overly long chapter on fantasies tells of a chocolate therapy session where members reveal their deepest feeling about chocolate.
Copyright© 1993, American Library Association. All rights reserved
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The Chocolate Tree : A Natural History of Cacao (Smithsonian Nature Books) ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Allen M. Young / Hardcover / Published 1994 / 200 pages
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From Booklist , 10/15/94:
Young's engaging and scholarly book examines the natural history of cacao and its transformation into a cultivated crop of ancient and modern peoples and its ecological connections to the rain forest. Young points out that cacao is among a handful of New World tropical plants that, due to the Spanish conquest of Central America in the late fifteenth century, became a bridge between two distinct spheres of humankind: Western culture and society on one hand, and the ancient and indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica on the other. The author spent a great deal of time researching cacao pollination, and concludes that successful natural pollination of cacao is linked to the ecology of the tropical rain forest, and that the ties between cacao and the rain forest bode well for the future of both economic development and biological conservation in the lowland tropics.
Copyright© 1994, American Library Association. All rights reserved
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From Chocolate to Morphine : Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Andrew Weil, Winnifred Rosen / Paperback / Published 1993
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This essential, authoritative source book is newly revised and updated and covers a wide range of substances, from coffee to marijuana, from antihistamines to psychedelics, from steroids to the new "smart" drugs.   In a way that neither condemns nor condones drug use, the authors describe the likely effects of each drug and discuss precautions and alternatives, allowing readers to make informed and intelligent choices.
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Chocolate Classics ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Barbara Grunes / Hardcover / Published 1993 / 106 pages
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From old-fashioned childhood favorites, including cakes, cookies and confections, to sophisticated delicacies such as terrines, tarts, and truffles, these 35 unrivaled recipes celebrate chocolate in all its glory. All recipes offer foolproof, step-by-step directions and more. 2-color interior. Line drawings. Read more about this title...

Chocolate Days : Achingly Delicious Recipes When Only Chocolate Will Do
Laurie Watts / Hardcover / Published 1995 / 110 pages
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The recipes in Chocolate Days invite readers to savor the comforting richness of a favorite sweet or explore exciting new chocolate sensations such as Chocolate Mint Clouds, Cherries Oreo!, Irish Cream Cheese Cups, and Mocha Nirvana. Synopsis: Sinfully rich truffles . . . moist, velvety mousse. For some, chocolate is a lifestyle. And everyone who has had a "chocolate day" knows that chocolate has no substitutes. Chocolate Days contains five delicious and delightful days and one night of blind passion with the sumptuous collection of recipes contained here.
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Chocolate for a Woman's Soul : 77 Stories to Feed Your Spirit and Warm Your Heart
Kay Allenbaugh (Editor) / Published 1997 / 256 pages
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Treat yourself to 77 true stories that celebrate life and capture the essence of what it means to be a woman. Like chocolate, these stories soothe, satisfy, and delight -- better yet, they're good for you! Written by and for women, here are heartfelt insights on commitment, compassion, work, marriage, friendship, motherhood, love, courage, spirituality, passion, and dozens of other topics. Contributors share their most personal experiences -- funny, poignant, powerful, and uplifting -- as they inspire you to jump-start your own life, discover your talents and vocations, overcome old fears, find love, and let your dreams take flight. Like a box of chocolates, this book can be enjoyed in one sitting, or you can pick out treats at random and savor them one at a time. Whether you want a good laugh or need a good cry, the perfect "chocolate story" is right here, waiting for you! Read more about this title...

Like Water for Chocolate : A Novel in Monthly Installments, With Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Laura Esquivel, et al / Published 1994
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A first novel ("the number one bestseller in Mexico in 1990")--liberally sprinkled with recipes and homemade remedies- -from screenwriter Esquivel. Set in turn-of-the-century Mexico, it tells the romantic tale of Tita De La Garza, the youngest of Mama Elena's three daughters, whose fate, dictated by family tradition, is to remain single so that she can take care of her mother in her old age. Tita has grown up under the tutelage of the spinster cook Nacha and has learned all the family recipes and remedies. When Pedro, Tita's admirer, asks for Tita's hand in marriage, her mother refuses permission, offering instead Tita's older sister, Rosaura. Pedro accepts, thinking it will be a way to stay close to his one true love. But Tita doesn't know his thinking and, crushed by what she sees as betrayal, she must make the wedding cake. Crying as she bakes, her tears mingle with the ingredients and unleash a wave of longing in everyone who eats a piece. It is just the beginning of the realization that Tita has special talents, both in the kitchen and beyond. As we witness the nurturing Tita's struggle to be true both to family tradition and to her own heart, we are steeped in elaborate recipes for dishes such as turkey mole with almonds and sesame seeds or quail with rose petals, in medicinal concoctions for ailments such as bad breath and gas, and in instructions on how to make ink or matches. Eventually, Tita must choose between marrying a loving, devoted doctor or saving herself for Pedro, her first true love. Her choice is revealed in a surprise last chapter. Playful in its flirtation with magical realism and engaging in its folkloric earthiness but, nonetheless, light, romantic fare. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved Read more about this title...

Death by Chocolate : The Last Word on a Consuming Passion ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Marcel Desaulniers, Michael Grand (Photographer) / Hardcover / Published 1992 / 143 pages
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These recipes for seductive chocolate cakes, ice creams, and sauces, mouthwatering cookies, brownies, and truffles make all others pale by comparison. At the Trellis Restaurant in Colonial Williamsburg, Desaulniers has created extraordinary desserts such as Chocolate Temptation, and Death by Chocolate, an incredibly delicious cake, the ingredients of which are now revealed. 75 color illustrations. "Death By Chocolate" is an indulgence for all your senses. It's pages are filled with scintillating photographs of desserts so enticing it is difficult to decide where to begin. Read more about this title...

...And on the 28th day God created Chocolate
Carrie J. Hickman, Patti Williams (Illustrator) / Paperback / Published 1995
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