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About the Author

Annmarie Kostyk has had a love affair with food since she was a toddler. Her passion is chocolate. Through the years, she has had many opportunities to work with both chocolate and in the health care field which helped to create her vision for Chocolate is Healthy!. Through her college years, Kostyk worked at a chocolate shop and the love of chocolate and baking anything chocolate carried through to her personal life with family and friends. Her professional life included working as an Assistant Pastry Chef at Le Meriden Hotel (now the Conrad Chicago) in Chicago. In 2006, Annmarie Kostyk graduated with honors earning a Professional Chocolatier Certificate granted by the Professional School of Chocolate Arts Ecole Chocolate in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is currently working on opening her e-commerce chocolate boutique with hopes of opening a brick and more shop in the near future. Also in the works is the development of her own personal line of chocolate skin care products and antioxidant chocolate bars.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448629551
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448629558
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,770,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Annmarie Kostyk has had a love affair with food since she was a toddler. She is a huge foodie and her passion is chocolate. Through her college years, studying art history at Lake Forest College and history at Indiana University, Annmarie worked at a chocolate shop and the love of chocolate and baking anything chocolate carried through to her personal life with family and friends.

Her professional life included working as an Assistant Pastry Chef at Le Meridien Hotel (now the Conrad Chicago) in Chicago and catering for family and friends. In 2006, Annmarie Kostyk graduated with honors earning a Professional Chocolatier Certificate granted by the Professional School of Chocolate Arts Ecole Chocolate in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She has been working with and writing about chocolate ever since.

Annmarie has been collecting and consuming chocolate bars from all over the world and currently has a collection of over 250 chocolate bars which she has experienced. Currently, she is a contributor to a variety of websites on health, home and food. Her blog is www.AnnmarieKostyk.com and you may also follow her on Twitter and her Facebook Fan Page (Annmarie Kostyk) for day to day information on chocolate and food. She lives in Chicago.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marianne Krivan on September 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
My favorite part of this well researched book on dark chocolate is the recipe section. Now that fall is just around the corner I suggest you try making the Mayan Hot Chocolate. Something I have learned through the book is that there is a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate.Hot cocoa is made from cocoa powder, the dried form of cocoa solids, which are the nonfat components of chocolate separated from the fatty compounds, cocoa butter. Hot chocolate, in contrast, is made from whole chocolate--both the cocoa solids and the cocoa butter. If you have never enjoyed real hot chocolate, the difference is profound: A rich, thick, decadent drink. Think melted high-quality chocolate bars in a cup. Treat yourself to this book and enjoy all the great recipes!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Y. Maffei on April 20, 2010
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I learned so much from Annmarie Kostyk's book, Chocolate is Healthy and the Chocolate Tasting class she conducted with this book as part of the class. I never knew that white chocolate really isn't chocolate at all or that dark chocolate is so beneficial to a woman's health. I'll keep this book by my side as a reference, as a cookbook (great recipes inside) and as a treasure full of information I can use to share with my family and friends to prove how healthy real chocolate really is.
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A well researched book on the health benefits of DARK chocolate with comparisons to milk chocolate. Included are interesting stories surrounding the history of chocolate and how it came to be, as well as, the cacao producing countries and related information; easy reading and great recipes.
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