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The True History of Chocolate

By Sophie D. (Sophie Dobzhansky) Coe, 1933-

This tale of one of the world's favourite foods draws upon botany, archaeology, socio-economics and culinary history to present a complete history of chocolate. The story begins some 3000 years ago in the jungles of Mexico and Central America with the tree "Theobroma cacao" and the complex processes necessary to transform its bitter seeds into chocolate. This was centuries before chocolate was consumed, traded and used as currency by the sophisticated Maya, and the Aztecs after them. The Spanish conquest of Central America introduced chocolate to Europe, where it became the first stimulating drink of kings and aristocrats and then was democratized in coffee houses. Industrialization in the 19th and 20th centuries made chocolate a food for the masses - until its revival in our own time as a luxury item.

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Publish Date

1996

ISBN

0500016933


Format: Book
Author: Coe, Sophie D. (Sophie Dobzhansky), 1933-
Title: The true history of chocolate / Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe.
Publisher Date: New York : Thames and Hudson, 1996.
Subject: Chocolate -- History
Isbn: 0500016933
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 641.3374 Coe
Oclc: 34922964
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Bib Id: 89792

Format: Book
Author: Coe, Sophie D. (Sophie Dobzhansky), 1933-
Title: The true history of chocolate / Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe.
Publisher, Date: New York : Thames and Hudson, 1996.
Description: 280 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Chocolate -- History
Other Author: Coe, Michael D.
Notes: "With 97 illustrations, 13 in color."--Tp.
LCCN: 95061824
ISBN: 0500016933
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 641.3374 Coe