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Chocolate : history, culture, and heritage

Author: Louis Grivetti; Howard-Yana Shapiro
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2009.
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" ... An unparalleled, scholarly examination of chocolate, beginning with ancient pre-Columbian civilizations and ending with twenty-first-century reports."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
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Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2009
Online version:
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Grivetti; Howard-Yana Shapiro
ISBN: 9780470121658 0470121653 9780470411315 0470411317
OCLC Number: 230180369
Awards: Commended for IACP Crystal Whisk Award (Culinary History) 2010
Description: xxiv, 975 pages, 64 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Beginnings and religion. Cacao use in Yucatán among the pre-Hispanic Maya / Gabrielle Vail --
Tempest in a chocolate pot : origin of the word cacao / Martha J. Macri --
Ancient Gods and Christian celebrations : chocolate and religion / Louis Evan Grivetti, Beatriz Cabezon --
Chocolate and sinful behaviors : inquisition testimonies / Beatriz Cabezon, Patricia Barriga, Louis Evan Grivetti --
Nation of nowhere : Jewish role in colonial American chocolate history / Celia D. Shapiro --
Medicine and recipes. Medicinal chocolate in new Spain, western Europe, and North America ; Chocolate and the Boston smallpox epidemic of 1764 ; From bean to beverage : historical chocolate recipes / Louis Evan Grivetti --
Chocolate as medicine : imparting dietary advice and moral values through 19th century North American cookbooks / Deanna Pucciarelli --
Serving and advertising. Chocolate preparation and serving vessels in early North America / Amanda Lange --
Silver chocolate pots of colonial Boston / Gerald W.R. Ward --
Is it a chocolate pot? Chocolate and its accoutrements in France from cookbook to collectible / Suzanne Perkins --
Commercial chocolate pots : reflections of cultures, values, and times / Margaret Swisher --
Role of trade cards in marketing chocolate during the late 19th century / Virginia Westbrook --
Commercial chocolate posters : reflections of cultures, values, and times / Margaret Swisher --
Chocolate at the World's Fairs, 1851-1964 / Nicholas Westbrook. Economics, education, and crime. Pirates, prizes, and profits : cocoa and early American east coast trade ; How much is that cocoa in the window? Cocoa's position in the early American marketplace / Kurt Richter, Nghiem Ta --
"C" is for chocolate : chocolate and cacao as educational themes in 18th century North America ; Chocolate, crime, and the courts : selected English trial documents, 1693-1834 ; Dark chocolate : chocolate and crime in North America and elsewhere / Louis Evan Grivetti --
Colonial and Federal eras (part 1). Chocolate and other colonial beverages / Frank Clark --
Chocolate production and uses in 17th and 18th century North America / James F. Gay --
Chocolate's early history in Canada / Catherine Macpherson --
A necessary luxury : chocolate in Louisbourg and New France / Anne Marie Lane Jonah, Ruby Fougére, Heidi Moses --
Chocolate manufacturing and marketing in Massachusetts, 1700-1920 / Anne Blaschke --
Boston chocolate : newspaper articles and advertisements, 1705-1825 / Louis Evan Grivetti. Colonial and Federal eras (part 2). Dutch cacao trade in New Netherland during the 17th and 18th centuries, 1730-1830 / Peter G. Rose --
Chocolate consumption and production in New York's Upper Hudson River Valley / W. Douglas McCombs --
Chocolate makers in 18th century Pennsylvania / James F. Gay --
Breakfasting on chocolate : chocolate in military life on the Northern frontier, 1750-1780 / Nicholas Westbrook, Christopher D. Fox, Anne McCarty --
Chocolate and North American whaling voyages / Christopher Kelly --
Southeast/southwest borderlands and California. Blood, conflict, and faith : chocolate in the southeast and southwest borderlands, 1641-1833 / Beatriz Cabezon, Patricia Barriga, Louis Evan Grivetti --
Sailors, soldiers, and padres : California chocolate, 1542?-1840 / Louis Even Grivetti, Patricia Barriga, Beatriz Cabezon --
From gold bar to chocolate bar : California's chocolate history / Bertram M. Gordon. Caribbean and South America. Caribbean cocoa : planting and production / Janet Henshall Momsen, Pamela Richardson --
Caribbean chocolate : preparation, consumption, and trade / Janet Henshall Momsen, Pamela Richardson --
History of cacao cultivation and chocolate consumption in Cuba / Niurka Núñez González, Estrella González Noriega --
History of cacao and chocolate in Cuban literature, games, music, and culinary arts / Estrella González Noriega, Niurka Núñez González --
Establishing cacao plantation culture in the Atlantic world : Portuguese cacao cultivation in Brazil and West Africa, circa 1580-1912 / Timothy Walker --
Europe and Asia. Cure or confection? Chocolate in the Portuguese royal court and colonial hospitals, 1580-1830 / Timothy Walker --
Chocolate in France : evolution of a luxury product ; Commerce, colonies, and cacao : chocolate in England from introduction to industrialization ; Chinese chocolate : ambergris, emperors, and export ware / Bertam M. Gordon. Production, manufacturing, and contemporary activities. Cacao, haciendas, and the Jesuits : letters from New Spain, 1693-1751 / Beatriz Cabezon --
From stone metates to steel mills : the evolution of chocolate manufacturing / Rodney Snyder, Bradley Foliart Olsen, Laura Pallas Brindle --
Adulteration : the dark world of "dirty" chocolate / Laura Pallas Brindle, Bradley Foliart Olsen --
Making colonial era chocolate : the colonial Williamsburg experience / James F. Gay, Frank Clark --
American heritage chocolate / Eric Whitacre, William Bellody, Rodney Snyder --
Twenty-first century attitudes and behaviors regarding the medicinal use of chocolate / Deanna Pucciarelli, James Barrett --
Fieldwork, methodology, and interpretation. Symbols from ancient times : paleography and the St. Augustine chocolate saga / Beatriz Cabezon, Louis Evan Grivetti --
Digging for chocolate in Charleston and Savannah / Laura Pallas Brindle, Bradley Foliart Olsen --
Management of cacao and chocolate data : design and development of a chocolate research portal / Matthew Lange --
Base metal chocolate pots in North America : context and interpretation / Phil Dunning, Christopher D. Fox --
Blue and gray chocolate : searching for American Civil War chocolate references / Louis Evan Grivetti --
Chocolate futures : promising areas for further research / Louis Evan Grivetti, Howard-Yana Shapiro.
Responsibility: edited by Louis Evan Grivetti, Howard-Yana Shapiro.
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