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Naked Chocolate: The Astonishing Truth About the World's Greatest Food Paperback – Lay Flat, February 1, 2005
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David Wolfe is one of the world’s leading nutrition on raw food. He is the author of Eating for Beauty and The Sunfood Diet Success System, as well as numerous DVD and audio programs. As a health and personal success speaker, David conducts over 100 inspirational lectures and seminars and hosts six adventure retreats each year in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the South Pacific. At these events he inspires people to optimize their health and achieve their full potential by employing positive thinking, superior nutrition and, of course, by eating chocolate!
Born in East Yorkshire, UK, in 1969, Shazzie had a typical northern lifestyle and diet in her formative years. As an adult, she suffered from lethargy, depression, brain-fog, bad skin, and aches and pains–until she created a detox and rejuvenation program for herself. These days she feels younger than ever before, has relentless energy, and a body that functions as it should! Shazzie spreads the secrets that she’s uncovered to millions of people throughout the world via her web sites, books, magazine columns, workshops, and retreats. She is the author of Detox Your World and Detox Delights.
- Publisher : North Atlantic Books; 1st edition (February 1, 2005)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1556437315
- ISBN-13 : 978-1556437311
- Item Weight : 1.06 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.03 x 0.52 x 8.98 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,392,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reading about chocolate is difficult because the reader instantly wants some chocolate to enjoy during the passage through Wolfe's and Shazzie's progression to creating the Religion of Chocolate. Wolfe is always effective in conveying his excitement about his learnings and his personal dive into the experiential research of his current raw focus.
The dialogue was informative from an historical point of view. It gives the reader cause to pause and consider that more than one ancient civilization integrated raw food, in this case cacao, as the monetary unit and used gold or silver for decoration. Beans more valuable than gold?
The recipes are a delight as exploring the alchemical beauty of chocolate is nothing short of pure pleasure.
This is a book to be enjoyed by all, fun, delicious and timeless in topic.
The reader will learn the ancestry of cacao, the nutritional aspects of chocolate, the pleasurable benefits of eating raw chocolate and some tasty recipes to satisfy the palate. There's an enjoyable energy to these recipes that is not always found in other books offering dietary suggestions.
illustrate some delicious chocolate recipes. He even includes poetry, and his own ode to the wonders of chocolate.
I love his opening line and agree with it wholeheartedly:
"There is nothing in the world like chocolate. It is luxurious,
sensuous, delightful, passionate, inspirational, sexual and exciting to
This book is fun, but also profoundly important. As more and more people are discovering the life-extending, health enhancing benefits of the
powerful antioxidant content of healthy dark chocolate, millions may
be positively affected and Naked Chocolate laid the foundation for a
lot of this awareness. I only hope my own dark chocolate book can continue the momentum in the same charismatic, easy-to-read, educational/inspirational way.
I find myself quoting little known facts about cacao to my chocoholic friends and am now officially a chocolate nerd.
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I was looking for a book on making raw chocolate, and sadly this doesn't go into that at all.
Some of the recipes in the recipe chapter look interesting, but unfortunately, most of them require a dehydrator.
I guess it might be possible to adapt some of them for use with a conventional cooker, but I haven't tried yet.
This is about RAW food. Which means no cooking.
If i'd realised that I probably wouldn't have bought it, but will keep it as the chapters on chocolate are interesting.