Author: Sarah Jane Evans
Number of Pages: 240
Take a bite of a chocolate bar. Beside the pleasure it gives, the bar leads the consumer on a journey from a simple cacao bean on a far away plantation to the final designer bar, but also on a more complex one through history, ociety, politics and economics. For nearly all its 3000-year history, chocolate was celebrated as a precious health-giving drink but during the 20th century sweetened chocolate confectionery and bars replaced 'real' chocolate. However, today fine chocolate is art of the current food movement, with small artisan chocolatiers and big producers seeking out top quality beans from specific origins. Chocolate has upwards of 500 chemical compounds that affect its flavour. A Passion for Chocolate tells the stories of the best brands and teaches the chocolate lover how to taste, discover and enjoy its many flavours. the book lso includes the fascinating myths behind the highly prized cacao bean; where and how it is grown today; and the rise of single origin estate chocolate.