For many, their passion for chocolate is a life-long obsession and a secret vice. Dedicated to all those fanatical chocolate lovers and those of us who are a little more restrained in our interest, here is the perfect companion and guide for appreciating this delightful and ever-popular treat to the fullest.Since its discovery by the conquistadors in the Americas and subsequent introduction into Europe in the 17th century, chocolate has become an important component of culinary and social culture throughout the Western world.This beautifully illustrated and designed volume offers insights into this phenomenon by examining:
-- Origins of cacao and its discovery by Europeans
-- Exquisite cups and silver vessels for serving chocolate
-- Secrets of chocolate making
-- Renowned chocolate makers presented country by countryEnhanced by illustrations showing an array of advertisements, containers, and package wrappings for chocolate, this book concludes gloriously with 40 carefully selected gourmet chocolate recipes. For both the closeted and uncloseted chocolate addict, this is an important source of inspiration and vicarious enjoyment.
Product Dimensions: 29.9 x 24.8 x 2.2 cm