Beth Kimmerle Chocolate: The Sweet History

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Chocolate: The Sweet History

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With the same satisfying style that flavored CANDY, Beth Kimmerle returns for another trip into America’s scrumptious past with CHOCOLATE.This richly illustrated celebration of our favorite indulgence is beautifully presented with pho-tographs, vintage packaging, and candy graphics that bring to life the truly sweet history of an age-old delicacy. Delve into the detailed stories of well-loved chocolate companies as Kimmerle profiles America’s top chocolate makers and discovers some new chocolatiers creating a stir in the industry. Learn the history, discover the European roots, and read the fabled stories behind this American obsession. Whether you prefer dark or white, truffles or cup-cakes, enthusiasts will delight in this delicious diary of all things chocolate.

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*A history of chocolate from the author of CANDY:THE SWEET HISTORY. *Includes chocolate types and terminology with a clever glossary, a tasting primer, and a historical chocolate timeline. *Features classic recipes for chocolate confections, cakes, and cookies with easy-to-follow instructions and a simple guide to working with chocolate.

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With artistry and ingenuity American chocolate entrepreneurs have built family businesses into indulgent enterprises. Detailing chocolate’s elaborate history, from its bitter beginnings to its present form, Kimmerle highlights long-standing companies; telling the tale of family recipes, company mergers, and the advent of chocolate marketing.

Historical details including chocolate’s Aztec origins and the mythology surrounding the cocoa plant combine with a timeline depicting the development of the chocolate trade and the eventual spread of the delicacy to all corners of the globe. Learn how different growing regions produce distinctly different varieties of chocolate, and how to refine your own taste buds to recognize the nuances.

Complete with a tasting guide and simple chocolate-rich recipes, the love affair with chocolate will thrive on your coffee table and in the kitchen.

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