This book emphasises that chocolate is much more than just a sweet treat. It encompasses a culture, a cuisine, a treatment and much more. Here you will learn how to savour and expand the sensual experience that is chocolate. The history and culture of the product is traced around the world and that eaten in moderation, it can have healing powers. Enticing recipes will bring your appreciation of this gift from Mother Nature to a new level.
Shara Aaron, MS, RD (Yardley, PA), has contributed many health-related articles to Family Circle, Parents, American Baby, and Fitness, among other publications. She is the co-owner of NutCom Nutrition Communications, an advisory board member of American Baby, and the communications chair and editor of the New Jersey Dietetic Association Newsletter. She has acted as a corporate spokesperson to discuss the health benefits of cocoa. Monica Bearden, RD (Tomball, TX), has published frequently on the cardiovascular health benefits of chocolate. She is the co-owner of NutCom Nutrition Communications and a nutrition consultant for the YMCA. She has worked as a nutrition scientist for a major chocolate manufacturer. Bearden helped manage the early research that showed cocoa to have health benefits and was a company spokesperson to discuss the health benefits of cocoa. She has published numerous papers and has given numerous presentations on the subject of cocoa and health.