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The True History of Chocolate
by: Sophie D. Coe, Michael D. Coe



Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780500282298
Edition: Reprint
ISBN: 0500282293
Item Dimensions: 103909108608
Label: Thames & Hudson
Languages: EnglishUnknownEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishPublished
Manufacturer: Thames & Hudson
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 280
Publication Date: 2000-10
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Studio: Thames & Hudson

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Product Description:
Cultivated by slaves, consumed by the elite, paid out as a tribute to conquerors, this tale of one of the world's favourite foods draws upon botany, archaeology, socio-economics and culinary history to provide a complete history of chocolate, beginning 3000 years ago in the jungles of Mexico. The book also includes quotations and old recipes,

Amazon.com Review:
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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