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The True History of Chocolate
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Preface * Introduction * Chapter One: The Tree of the Food of the Gods * Chapter Two: The Birth of Cacao: Olmec-Maya Genesis * Chapter Three: The Aztecs: People of the Fifth Sun * Chapter Four: Encounter and Transformation * Chapter Five: Chocolate Conquers Europe * Chapter Six: The Source

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A richly detailed and illustrated investigation into the story of the world's favourite food

About the Author

Sophie D. Coe, an anthropologist and food historian, was the author of America's First Cuisines.

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'A splendid treat' - New York Review of Books
'Begins with the origins of the cacao tree and follows the story up to today's mass-produced chocolate candy and its expensive boutique counterparts ... A pleasure, not just for chocoholics but for anyone who enjoys lively, thorough historical sleuthing via the printed page' - Gourmet
'Exceptionally interesting throughout' - Washington Post
'Anyone who loves chocolate ... will be riveted by its revelations' - Los Angeles Times
'A beautifully written, indexed, and illustrated history of the Food of the Gods, from the Olmecs to present-day developments' - Chocolatier

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