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...Chocolate       Bibliography


Castillo, Bernal Diaz. The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico. Kingsport, Tennessee: 1956.

Coe, Sophie D. and Michael D. Coe. The True History of Chocolate. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

Erschen, Olivia. Cakes and Pastries. Santa Rosa, California: 1993.

Herbst, Sharon Tyler. Food Lover’s Companion . New York: Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 1995.

Morison, Samuel Eliot. The European Discovery of America: The Southern Voyages, 1492-1616. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.

Teubner, Christian. The Chocolate Bible. New York: Penguin Studio, 1997.

Tomaso, E.d., M. Beltramo, and D. Piomelli. Brain Cannabinoids in Chocolate. Nature, August 1996.

Trager, James. The Food Chronology. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1997.


All About Chocolate - A brief description of the tempering process and information on proper storage of chocolate.

Chocolates - An overview of chocolate. Includes information on how to make your own chocolate beverage.

Chocolate's Potential Health Benefits - Researchers have some news for chocolate lovers: it may be good for you. Scientists reported preliminary evidence recently that cocoa and other chocolates may keep high blood pressure down, your blood flowing and your heart healthy.

Chocolate - An Introduction - A brief history of chocolate, followed by information on growing cacao plants and the chemisty of cacao.

Scharffen Berger Chocolate Makers Homepage - Go on a virtual tour and find out all about these premier chocolate makers.

Sweet Seduction - Solid historical information, chocolate facts, and recipes for chocolate truffles.

The Science of Love - Chocolate - An overview of the possible chemical effects of chocolate consuption. Produced by the "Why Files."

Chocolate's frothy past - A BBC look at Mayan use of chocolate and their chocolate kettles.

The Science of Chocolate - A book about our favorite subject by the Royal Soceity of Chemistry

The Materials Science of Chocolate - An on-line PDF document all about the microscopic structure of chocolate and how it affects the way it melts and tastes and acts.

Hersheys Factory tour - If you can stand the cloyingly sweet kids in the video, there's some good info here!

Science Friday - The Science of Chocolate - Here is the audio archive of one of our favorite NPR shows!



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