The Consuming Passion
Author: Sandra Boynton
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Wait. Sandra Boynton wrote a book about CHOCOLATE? For grown-ups? Oh YES! Boynton’s beloved classic returns, updated and redrawn by her for a whole new generation of chocophiles. In addition to her extensive new research, Boynton also nobly sourced and consumed untold quantities of great chocolate, with no thought for her own personal safety. Lavishly illustrated and filled with useful facts and cheerful misinformation, CHOCOLATE: The Consuming Passion is the absolute ideal gift for every true chocolate obsessive. Discover the many faces of chocolate—milk chocolate, dark chocolate, boxed chocolates, pretend chocolate, and the wild new frontier of small-batch craft chocolate. Learn about chocolate’s complex effects on the body, the psyche, and the soul. Prepare select simple recipes, such as “Hippo Pot de Mousse.” Learn how to grow your own chocolate, assuming you don’t mind relocating to within 15º of the Equator. There’s even a handy guide to saying “Excuse me, where is the nearest chocolate?” in eleven languages, including Klingon. (Nook-dock YOOCH dah-PULL?) Boldly go.
The Last Word on a Consuming Passion
Author: Marcel Desaulniers,Michael Grand
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Gathers recipes for chocolate desserts, including cookies, candies, cakes, parfaits, mousses, ice creams, sorbets, fudge, brownies, fritters, tarts, souffles, and pies.
Author: Cath Kerry
Publisher: Wakefield Press
A look at chocolate through the story of Australian chocolatier Haigh's. Manufacturing since 1915, it is one of the few remaining chocolatiers to make chocolate directly from the bean. The book features 60 sweet and savoury recipes and explores the history of chocolate and its production.
A Cultural History
Author: Silke Hackenesch
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Category: Social Science
This book draws out a number of unexpected connections between chocolate and blackness as both idea and reality. Silke Hackenesch builds her argument around four main focal points. First is the modes of production of chocolate--the economic realities of the business and the material connection between blackness and chocolate. Second is the semantics of chocolate, while its iconography is analyzed third. Finally, she addresses the use of chocolate as a racial signifier, showing that it is deployed differently by African Americans and Afro-Germans, for example.
A Quest Over the Centuries
Author: Philip K. Wilson,William Jeffrey Hurst
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Looks at the history of using chocolate as medicine and describes the health benefits and myths of cocoa.
More Romantic Than Ever
Author: Gregory J.P. Godek
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Family & Relationships
More Romantic than Ever! Sure, you could buy some roses. Yes, you could cook an elegant romantic dinner. Of course, you could give a heart-shaped box of chocolates. But sometimes you want to do more than that. Sometimes you want to show just how much you really care, how much passion you really feel, and how much more your partner means to you than absolutely anything else. Packed with unique suggestions, easy gestures, and thoughtful gift ideas, 1001 Ways to Be Romantic is "worth memorizing" (Boston Herald). More than one and a half million people have used this book to kick up the fun and romance, making it a modern classic and #1 national bestseller. It's a must-have for anyone, in any relationship, who wants to spark some more love in their lives. You'll find: Little things you can do every day Big ideas for when you want to go all out How to be romantic without spending a dime How to really go to town when money is no object Tons of resources, including websites, online shopping, places to go, music, movies, and much, much more
A Memoir of Pleasure
Author: Joanna Frueh
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When her parents died and her marriage disintegrated within the span of a few months, art historian and performance artist Joanna Frueh entered a painful period of grief and mourning. This book is about how she healed herself and in the process explored the vast range of her potential as a woman, for mind inseparable from the body, for being truly alive. ""Swooning Beauty"" is an ornate, intimate memoir of discovery and healing. Frueh's path to recovery lay through a profound examination of her intuitions, desires, fantasies, dreams, and emotions; her capacity for pleasure - visual, sensual, intellectual, gastronomic, and erotic; and her sense of her own heroic female identity. Hers is the passionate voice of a creative, intelligent woman scrutinizing the nature of love in all its forms - including self-love - and the ways of being that make us free, flexible, more fully real and more fully human. The result is an engaging view into the rich and colorful inner life of a woman at the threshold of middle age, of the blossoming of mind and spirit that comes after suffering and self-realization. Pleasure, she concludes, ""is the absence of lack. Self-love is a necessary plenitude. Vigilance in love brings us freedom. Freedom is not an absolute whose attainment is humanly impossible. Yogis say that the self that is not ego is free. That self is the spacious heart, the spacious mind."" Frueh offers us wisdom and comfort for the journey into middle age, and the deep pleasure of encountering a generous, lively spirit and a remarkably spacious mind.
Words for Holy Speech
Author: Jennifer L. Lord
Publisher: Fortress Press
Sermons use words. And though it may seem obvious that preachers should be careful and exacting in word choice, preachers often set aside this aspect of preaching in favor of exegesis, form, and sermonic focus, and make such language work a secondary task. In Finding Language and Imagery, Jennifer L. Lord asserts that, because language shapes faith, preachers must be disciplined to find fresh words for sermons and to make good choices about both their own words and those borrowed from others. By presenting key tools and terms, along with writing, exercises, Lord helps users develop both their understanding of language and their skills to capture the religious imagination of their listeners. Book jacket.
Excerpts from Reviews, Criticism, and Commentary on Books on Children and Young People
Author: Tom Burns
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Category: Literary Criticism
Presents literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.
Author: Lesly Berger
Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corporation
Discusses the growing, history, and manufacture of chocolate, surveys the outstanding chocolate-makers, and offers advice on cooking with chocolate
The Complete Guide to Eating Badly
Author: Eric Spitznagel
A comprehensive guide to junk food extols the virtues of Captain Crunch cereal, M&Ms of various colors, chocolate in every shape and size, soft drinks, cola wars, coffee, donuts, and chewing gum
Category: Civilization, Modern
Author: Walt Disney Productions
Understanding Mind-Active Drugs
Author: Andrew Weil,Winifred Rosen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A study of legal and illegal drugs--including stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, medical drugs, and other drugs--discusses the diverse effects of each substance, side effects, safety, and alternatives
Category: Consumer education
Author: Laura Florand
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Witzig, sexy und unwiderstehlich schokoladig: Serotonin-Ausschüttung garantiert! "Sylvain Marquis wusste, was Frauen begehrten: Schokolade. Und so hatte er auf dem Weg ins Erwachsenenalter gelernt, die Begierden einer Frau zu befriedigen." Als Cade nach Paris reist, um den weltbesten Chocolatier für das Süßwaren-Imperium ihres Vaters zu gewinnen, rechnet sie nicht mit dessen arroganter Abfuhr. Doch Cade kann auch anders! Sie setzt alles daran, Sylvain das Geheimnis seiner Rezeptur zu entlocken - koste es, was es wolle. Wenn dieser eingebildete Fatzke nur nicht so unverschämt attraktiv wäre -
Riches from the Rainforest (Scholastic Ed)
Author: Robert Burleigh
Accompanies a four-year touring exhibition. Discover the story of chocolate from rainforest to candy store.
Mexikanischer Roman um Liebe, Kochrezepte und bewährte Hausmittel in monatlichen Fortsetzungen
Author: Laura Esquivel
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
"Bittersüße Schokolade", der erfolgreich verfilmte Roman, ist Liebesroman und Kochbuch in einem: Mexiko, im vorigen Jahrhundert. Pedro liebt Tita und sie ihn, doch die Konventionen bestimmen, daß die 16-Jährige unverheiratet bleiben muß, um später einmal ihre Mutter zu versorgen. Also heiratet Pedro die ältere Schwester Rosaura, um in Titas Nähe bleiben zu können. Doch die Familie hat nicht mit Titas magischen Kochkünsten gerechnet. All ihre Liebe und Emotionen fließen in die Zubereitung der traditionellen Gerichte ein. Und nicht nur Pedro ist betört ... So führt ihr Weg in die Emanzipation ausgerechnet über den Ort, an den ihre Mutter sie hatte verbannen wollen: die Küche.