True History Of Chocolate

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This text, enhanced with quotations, illustrations and old recipes, presents the real facts of the pre-Spanish history of chocolate, from the first cocoa beans to the kingdom of the Mars Bar.

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Chocolate – ‘the food of the Gods’ – has had a long and eventful history. Its story is expertly told here by the doyen of Maya studies, Michael Coe, and his late wife, Sophie. The book begins 3,000 years ago in the Mexican jungles and goes on to draw on aspects of archaeology, botany and socio-economics. Used as currency and traded by the Aztecs, chocolate arrived in Europe via the conquistadors, and was soon a favourite drink with aristocrats. By the 19th century and industrialization, chocolate became a food for the masses – until its revival in our own time as a luxury item. Chocolate has also been giving up some of its secrets to modern neuroscientists, who have been investigating how flavour perception is mediated by the human brain. And, finally, the book closes with two contemporary accounts of how chocolate manufacturers have (or have not) been dealing with the ethical side of the industry.

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Weight 0.276 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13.3 × 2.1 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

280 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition

Compact edition

Dewey

641.337409 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K