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Arms & the Man, George Bernard Shaw (1894)

Bookcase Location: TOP SHELF - Essential Buy It Here Arms & the Man; George Bernard Shaw (theatrical play, 1894; published book 1898); basis for the 1908 operetta Chocolate Soldier (later made into silent film in 1915 & Broadway play 1947) With apologies to all Como...

The New Taste of Chocolate, by Maricel Presilla (2001)

Bookcase Location: TOP SHELF - Essential Dr. Maricel Presilla is largely responsible for putting premium chocolate on the map in the USA. Arguably our finest public educator, if there were only one book to have on the subject, this would probably be it. New Taste is...

The True History of Chocolate, by Sophie & Michael Coe (1996)

Bookcase Location: TOP SHELF - Essential Get it Here Both an academic & popular title, True History is an authoritative social account of cacáo & a compendium of the tree’s rich lore & voyage from the Americas to global phenomenon. Literally & physically a labor of...

Der Schokoladentester

It's been a couple of years since director of sourcing & QA manager Georg Bernardini left Coppeneur Chocolate, a barsmith that vaulted to stratospheric heights around 2009 on the strength of his work on seed selection & applying the German art of engineering,...

On the Chocolate Trail, by Deborah Prinz (2012)

On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao Everyone knows folks insanely devoted to chocolate (ahem) but who knew Jews are meshuga (crazy) for it? Leave it to a yente Rabbi to...

Candy Freak, by Steve Almond (2004)

Bookcase Location: MIDDLE SHELF - Permanent Collection Good title. Good chapter headings too: Night of the Living Freak; Last Man in America with Black Jack Gum; In the Belly of the Freak; Southbound with the Hammers Down - Southern-Fried Freak; Marshmallow Parallax;...

Chocolate: The Sweet History, by Beth Kimmerle (2005)

Bookcase Location: MIDDLE SHELF - Permanent Collection Nostalgic trip down memory lane – even for kids just born this morning. Great photos of posters, trademarks, labels, ads, & more. Like Thompson Candy’s pack of Camels called Humps chocolate “cigarettes”. And the...

BREAD WINE CHOCOLATE by Simran Sethi

Eat Pray Love meet Bread Wine Chocolate. In a rousing book, arousing both envy & pity, Simran Sethi re-tells a saga with updated vignettes, narration, & an impending tick-tock doomsday scenario. Unfortunate subtitle – The Slow Loss of Foods We Love -- for Sethi...

The Great Book of Chocolate, by David Lebovitz (2004)

Bookcase Location: BOTTOM SHELF - Honorable Mention Oozes forth pinker & frothier than that staple of upmarket restaurants in the late 20th century – the molten chocolate cake. Easy to picture this guy laced up with the apron on, swirling & twirling chocolate...

The Book of Chocolate, published by Flammarion (1995)

Bookcase Location: BOTTOM SHELF - Honorable Mention Coffee table material, sumptuously photographed with engravings, paintings, portraits, graphs, maps, & collectible memorabilia. A compilation with each chapter written by different author(s). Contains the standard...

The Chocolate Companion, Chantal Coady (2006)

Bookcase Location: BOTTOM SHELF - Honorable Mention Somewhat outdated, this compendium is larded with a repetitive human-interest narration ('he grew up the son of a master baker, in the little town of.... went to the École of Culinary Arts to study under master...

Chocolat (book; movie 2000), by Joanne Harris

Bookcase Location: BOTTOM SHELF - Honorable Mention Bonbons the conduit for this piece of Magic Realism Schlockolat. English-speaking cast of heavyweights set incongruously in an insular French village where the devil’s apprentice herself, Vianne Rocher (Juliette...

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