Saturday, December 26, 2009

Five books about chocolate

One book from the Barnes and Noble Review mini-feature, five books about chocolate:
The True History of Chocolate
by Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe

In this engaging volume, husband-and-wife anthropologists Michael and Sophie Coe team up to uncover the diverse history of the “Food of the Gods.” The Mayans used chocolate as currency, while the Aztecs mixed it with chilies to create a less valuable but more flavorful confection. The Spaniards shipped it back to Europe and began its transformation into the very altered commodity that would nevertheless be regarded as a heavenly delicacy. A surprising and informative historical tour.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue