Great Moments in Chocolate History

Great Moments in Chocolate History

Great Moments in Chocolate History


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Packed with irresistible facts and photos, this beautiful gift book reveals the untold story of chocolate, of the world's favorite indulgence. Did you know that M&Ms were invented for WWII soldiers as the chocolate that wouldn't melt in their hands? Or that Marie Antoinette had her own personal chocolate maker? Or that Thomas Jefferson predicted that chocolate would outstrip coffee as the most popular drink in America? Featuring 20 sinfully delicious chocolate recipes from around the world, this entertaining romp through chocolate history will delight chocoholics everywhere.

  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages; 200 color photographs
  • 8" x 8"
  • © 2015
Author Bio

Howard-Yana Shapiro, Ph.D., is chief agricultural officer and global director of Plant Science and External Research at Mars Incorporated. Shapiro has guided Mars toward the goal of 100% sustainably sourced cacao production since joining the company in the late 1990s. He has spent more than 35 years working with sustainable agricultural and agroforestry systems, plant systems, plant genetics, and food production systems across the world. Shapiro is a popular speaker, including at TEDMED and TED Amsterdam.

Mary Goodbody is a nationally known writer, cookbook editor, consultant, and recipe developer who has worked on more than 65 books. She is a senior editor for the culinary website and is the editorial content provider for Among her numerous titles, she has ghostwritten Simply Done, Well Done by Aaron McCargo Jr., host of the popular Big Daddy's House on the Food Network, and The New York Times bestseller If It Makes You Healthy by Sheryl Crow, with Chuck White.

The recipes are developed by Rick Rodgers, author of thirty cookbooks and co-author/ghostwriter of thirty additional cookbooks with chefs and celebrities, including The Model Bakery and Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours. (