The New Taste of Chocolate (Revised): A Cultural & Natural History of Cacao with Recipes by Maricel E. Presilla

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  • ISBN 10 158008950X
  • ISBN 13 9781580089500
  • Published Jan 20 2010
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Edition 2nd Revised edition
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press
  • Imprint Ten Speed Press

Publishers Text

The definitive illustrated reference on chocolate, updated with new chapters on the environmental and geo-political impact of cacao production and health issues surrounding chocolate.

  • Chocolate tastes are becoming increasingly more sophisticated--Hershey's now produces several "artisanal" chocolate bars.
  • Features 30 new and revised recipes, along with brand new photography


This lively and meticulously researched book on the history of cacao makes it the preeminent go-to reference for anyone seeking a fascinating survey on the "food of the gods." Consumer interest in chocolate continues to grow as its numerous health benefits become more widely acknowledged. Maricel E. Presilla is one of the world's foremost experts on chocolate and cacao, and her approach to the subject is scholarly as well as passionate. Recipes both savory and sweet round out the book, ensuring that chocolate lovers find inspiration as well as information in this insightful look at one of the world's most popular foods.



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