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A Passion for Chocolate : Chocolate Unwrapped by Sarah Jane Evans

A Passion for Chocolate : Chocolate Unwrapped

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I rather wish I hadn’t read this book, I now know far more about Chocolate than is good for me, chapters giving the most trouble were those recommending the top chocolate brands in the world, before this enlightenment ignorance was bliss, now I know what delights I am missing thanks to this really luxurious volume of chocolate history and information.

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This is the story of chocolate - for chocoholics everywhere - its place in history, from the Mayans to 21st-century artisan producers; the journey from tree to bar, from the plantation to the
gourmet store and flavours from around the world. You’ll also find out about over 80 of the world's top producers – both the small artisan chocolatiers and the global producers – and the origin of some of their chocolate bars. Chocoholics will even be able to learn to taste chocolate like an expert.

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A Passion for Chocolate : Chocolate Unwrapped by Sarah Jane Evans

Today, sweetened chocolate confectionery has replaced 'real' chocolate in many markets, but growing interest in sustainable farming, organic produce and authentic flavours has led to a boom in high-quality products, increasing interest in the different varieties available, as well as awards for top producers. Chocolate Unwrapped takes a detailed look at this most fascinating and desired food and explores the different varieties available worldwide. Just like wine, the taste of a chocolate will be affected by climate, terroir and manufacture, allowing different flavours to be identified and graded. As well as providing a history of chocolate and its enjoyment, Chocolate Unwrapped provides a comprehensive directory of the best chocolate available in the world, how to identify individual features and tips on storage and usage. A selection of classic chocolate recipes completes this mouth-watering survey of one of the world's most popular foods.

About the Author

Sarah Jane Evans is one of the UK's leading wine and food writers and a founder of the Academy of Chocolate. As a Master of Wine, she has a particular interest in taste and flavour, and enjoys sharing her expertise in wine tasting to reveal the pleasures of chocolate. Sarah Jane writes for a range of consumer magazines, including BBC Good Food, Olive and Decanter. She is a former president of the Guild of Food Writers, and a member of the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino because of her long interest in Spain and Spanish wines. She lives in London with her husband and two daughters.

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Publication date

20th September 2010


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Pavilion Books an imprint of Anova Books


240 pages


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