The Little Book of Chocolate: Delicious, Decadent, Dark and Delightful... (Hardcover)
The popularity of chocolate is never in doubt, but what are the true origins of this most delicious of treats? Who are the greatest chocolatiers? Which countries eat more than others? Is dark chocolate really good for you? Answers to all these questions and many more are included in The Little Guide to Chocolate, a fun- and fact-packed book that explores all aspects of this global indulgence.
From the purest chocolates to the most bizarre flavors you can find and from the everyday to the decadent, this book is a light-hearted celebration of the history, taste and culture of chocolate. There are facts and statistics, amusing sayings, proverbs and puns, as well as quotations from the great and the good all about chocolate, why it's so nice and how best to consume it. Dip in to a few pages of this and you'll soon be reaching out for a slab of brown (or white) heaven in your hand
"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
- Charles M. Schultz
The scientific name for the tree that chocolate comes from is theobroma cocoa, meaning "food of the gods".