Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light

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Macmillan, Oct 17, 2006 - Cooking - 288 pages
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The delectable journey into the world of chocolate--by the award-winning author of Olives

Science, over recent years, has confirmed what chocolate lovers have always known: the stuff is actually good for you. It's the Valentine's Day drug of choice, has more antioxidants than red wine, and triggers the same brain responses as falling in love. Nothing, in the end, can stand up to chocolate as a basic fundament to human life.

In this scintillating narrative, acclaimed foodie Mort Rosenblum delves into the complex world of chocolate. From the mole poblano (chile-laced chicken with chocolate) of ancient Mexico to the contemporary French chocolatiers who produce the palets d'or (bite-sized, gold-flecked bricks of dark chocolate) to the vast empires of Hershey, Godiva, and Valrhona, Rosenblum follows the chocolate trail the world over. He visits cacao plantations; meets with growers, buyers, makers, and tasters; and investigates the dark side of the chocolate trade as well as the enduring appeal of its product. Engaging, entertaining, and revealing, Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light is an intriguing foray into this "food of the gods."
  

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Enjoyable, educational, funny, delicious. - Goodreads
Would have liked to do the research for this book! - Goodreads
Rosenblum is a good writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lissa Schultz - Goodreads

This book had me searching the internet and buying all sorts of chocolate and creating a list of "must visit" chocolate locations around the world! I thought Mort Rosenblum's writing was really ... Read full review

Review: Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light

User Review  - Erica Poole - Goodreads

So, I am a fiction girl on most fronts, but something about this book intrigued me. I am soooo glad I read it! Only took 2 days, could NOT put it down. This author has a way with the written word! He ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Mort Rosenblum was a special correspondent to the Associated Press and an editor of the International Herald Tribune. He is the author of, most recently, A Goose in Toulouse and Olives (both FSG). He lives in Paris, France.

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