Item description for The Book of Chocolate: Revised and Updated Edition by Jeanne Bourin, John Feltwell, Nathalie Bailleux, Pierre Labanne & Odile Perraud...
Based on the original Flammarion title, The Book of Chocolate, this lavishly illustrated book, now edited and brought up to date, takes readers on a journey through the history and production of the world's most seductive confection: chocolate. Learn how the cocoa bean, first enjoyed by the Aztecs, has traveled around the globe to produce endless variations of chocolate. Through the eyes of food critics, chefs, journalists, and historians, this book explores the rich history of chocolate, along with a modern-day investigation of its many flavors and forms.
A list of tantalizing recipes and a guide to the finest purveyors of chocolate worldwide make this volume indispensable to chocolate lovers everywhere.
If the list of recipes is not enough to bring out the chocoholic in you, just look at the delicious illustrations, specially commissioned photographs, rare vintage posters, and fine paintings all in honor of this favorite confection.
Jeanne Bourin is an award-winning French novelist.
John Feltwell, a British naturalist, has written several books including Butterflies and Moths and Geraniums and Pelargoniums.
Nathalie Bailleux, a French historian, has published a book on fashion and clothing.
Odile Perrard, a novelist lives in France and has written several novels.
Mariarosa Schiaffino, author of Chocolate and Goya. She lives in Italy.
Régine Kopp is a journalist and lives in France.
Corby Kummer is one of the most respected food journalists in the U.S. and a senior editor of The Atlantic Monthly. Kummer writes regularly for Martha Stewart Living, Self, the New York Times Magazine, and Food & Wine, and has authored The Joy of Coffee and The Pleasures of Slow Food.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 10.5" Height: 12.5" Weight: 3.4 lbs.
Release Date Feb 22, 2005
ISBN 2080304798 ISBN13 9782080304797
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More About Jeanne Bourin, John Feltwell, Nathalie Bailleux, Pierre Labanne & Odile Perraud
Jeanne Bourin, the renowned French novelist and historian, evokes her lifelong love of chocolate in the preface. John Feltwell, a British naturalist and Nathalie Bailleux, a French historian collaborated on the chapter," Cacao Plantations," Pierre Labanne, a journalist and collector of chocolate memorabilia, wrote the chapter," The History of Chocolate," In the chapter" Great Names in Chocolate," a team of journalists investigated the finest chocolate manufacturers in the world. Odile Perrard, a writer, contributed the sections on France, Belgium, and the Netherlands; Italian chocolate was studied by Mariarosa Schiaffino, author of "Chocolate" in the "Simple Pleasures "collection published by Webb & Bower; Ré gine Kopp, a journalist, discovered the delights of Swiss chocolate; Corby Kummer, a contributing editor at "The Atlantic Monthly" and author of "The Joy of Coffee" told the story of chocolate in the United States and Great Britain; and Cristina Pauly, an Italian journalist, sampled the riches of Vienna. The final chapter," The Taste of Chocolate," was written by Hervé Bizeul, a celebrated French chef and sommelier.