Chocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat
Chocolate. Who can resist it? Who doesn’t love it? But what do most people really know about this delectable treat? Archaeological evidence shows chocolate has been in use for over four thousand years. Its many uses—as a form of money, as a cure for illness, as comfort food and treats, as a religious symbol—and its important influence in the economies in several countries and regions makes for a fascinating history. This book examines those things as well as some of the interesting characters involved in the business of chocolate, such as the Cadbury family in England and Milton Hershey, American chocolate magnate. Author Kay Frydenborg has clearly done her homework while writing a comprehensive study of this delicious commodity. The book is well illustrated with a small section of high-quality color photos on glossy paper and not-so-high-quality black-and-white photos printed throughout the text. Along with several engaging sidebars and fun recipes, they add a good deal of interest. The writing is lively and the information compelling. Anyone with an interest in history or a love a chocolate will enjoy this book.
HMH Books for Young Readers