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this appeared to be a good choice for general information about the history and use ...
on July 27, 2016
Reading reviews, this appeared to be a good choice for general information about the history and use of chocolate. Because I needed to put together an informational kit for a living history museum, this seemed to be a good starting point. Unfortunately, there seems to be an overtone of scholarly condescension in this . . . it's hard to pinpoint, but I did not find it an enjoyable read nor particularly helpful in discovering information that wasn't easily accessed elsewhere. It's almost as if the author is saying "look at me, I'm so smart". I'll pass. BUT, I did find that "Chocolate: Pathway to the Gods" to be perfect for what I wanted, and a good read as well. Perhaps consider that as well if you're looking for an informative book without the overtones.