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The true history of chocolate

The true history of chocolate

Author: Sophie D Coe; Michael D Coe
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
The story begins some 3,000 years ago in the jungles of Mexico and Central America with the chocolate tree, Theobroma Cacao, and the complex processes necessary to transform its bitter seeds into what is now known as chocolate. This was centuries before chocolate was consumed in generally unsweetened liquid form and used as currency by the Maya, and the Aztecs after them. The Spanish conquest of Central America  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Coe, Sophie D. (Sophie Dobzhansky), 1933-1994.
True history of chocolate.
London : Thames & Hudson, 2013
(DLC) 2012939687
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sophie D Coe; Michael D Coe
ISBN: 9780500770931 050077093X 9780500770924 0500770921 9780500294741 0500294747
OCLC Number: 1085907808
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2019. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
The tree of the food of the Gods --
The birth of chocolate : Mesoamerican genesis --
The Aztecs : people of the fifth sun --
Encounter and transformation --
Chocolate conquers Europe --
The source --
Chocolate in the age of reason (and unreason) --
Chocolate for the masses --
The ethics of chocolate.
Responsibility: Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe.


Chocolate the food of the Gods has had a long and eventful history. This book includes data on the first cultivation of the cacao tree in the northwest Amazon, and the discovery of the chocolate  Read more...


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'A splendid treat' - New York Review of Books 'Begins with the origins of the cacao tree and follows the story up to today's mass-produced chocolate candy and its expensive boutique counterparts ... Read more...

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