Choco-Lit

You know, you really should get to know your beautiful bars better before you take them home and have your way with them.

Essential Choco-Lit:

The New Taste of Chocolate – Presilla – The Chocolate Bible

The True History of Chocolate – Coe & Coe

The Chocolate Tester – Bernardini – The Chocolate Encyclopedia

Raising the Bar – Williams & Eber

Chocolat – Lagorce  Gotta have recipes? How about luscious photos of them in a book shaped like a giant chocolate bar? An early discovery of mine: a big, beautiful introduction to chocolate profiles, recipes and pairings.

The Science of Chocolate – Beckett

Chocolate, Science & Technology – Afoakwa

Chocolate – Boynton

Related:

The Chocolate Tasting Kit – Yuh

Taste (What You’re Missing) – Stuckey

Vegetarian Flavor Bible – Page

The Fair Trade Scandal – Sylla

How many makers are there? Flavors of Cacao & Doc of Choc keep track. Bernardini keeps count in the back of his Chocolate Tester

Where does the cacao come from? Read Taza’s Transparency Report from cover to cover.

Videos:

Nothing Like Chocolate: Mott Green & The Grenada Chocolate Company

Bean To Bar, the Movie

Somewhere in Vietnam: Marou Chocolate

Watch 6:05-8:30 to see Dick Taylor’s old digs & equipment in The Melting Heart of Chocolate. Watch the entire interview-style video, produced by a Nat Geo filmmaker

You gottta Move Like Jagger.

Want to binge watch Willie’s Chocolate Revolution?

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