The Book of Chocolate: The Amazing Story of the World’s Favorite Candy

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Readers may be misled by the title The Book of Chocolate, hoping for new chocolate recipes. This beautifully produced volume by HP Newquist, however, is a reference book on chocolate with no recipes (except a historic one). Only readers with intense interest in chocolate would find this interesting reading material. The author covered every aspect, starting with its discovery and history and the related history of the discovery of the New World. The remainder of the book (ten chapters) deals with the chemistry of chocolate as well as commercial aspects and the production of cocoa and chocolate, elaborating the history and birth of many of our favorite chocolate candy bars, chocolate cookies, and chocolate drinks. Newquist profusely illustrated his book with many historic photos, both black and white and color, and a large number of more contemporary illustrations, including ads by candy manufacturing companies. He added a few informative sidebars (Main Cocoa-Growing Regions, The Not-So-Sweet Side of Chocolate, Most Popular Chocolate Brands) as well as many tables, charts, and graphs. This is filled with interesting information about candy bars and their manufacturing. A Glossary and Index end the book.

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Author HP Newquist
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 156 pages
Publisher Viking Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2017-Mar-21
ISBN 9780670015740 Buy this Book
Issue May 2017
Category Cooking, Food & Wine


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