The Consuming Passion

Author: Sandra Boynton

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761185631

Category: Humor

Page: 112

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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.

Death by Chocolate

The Last Word on a Consuming Passion

Author: Marcel Desaulniers,Michael Grand

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847825578

Category: Cooking

Page: 155

View: 5296


Gathers recipes for chocolate desserts, including cookies, candies, cakes, parfaits, mousses, ice creams, sorbets, fudge, brownies, fritters, tarts, souffles, and pies.

The Haigh's Book of Chocolate

Author: Cath Kerry

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781862544604

Category: Cooking

Page: 156

View: 5685


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.

Chocolate and Blackness

A Cultural History

Author: Silke Hackenesch

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593507765

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

View: 3100


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.

Chocolate as Medicine

A Quest Over the Centuries

Author: Philip K. Wilson,William Jeffrey Hurst

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1849734119

Category: Medical

Page: 213

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Looks at the history of using chocolate as medicine and describes the health benefits and myths of cocoa.

Luscious Chocolate Desserts

Author: Lori Longbotham

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452123977

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

View: 793


Sexy, rich, and good in bed—chocolate is the ultimate indulgence. And Luscious Chocolate Desserts is the ultimate chocolate cookbook. Lori Longbotham, author of the best-selling Luscious Lemon Desserts, delivers more than 70 of the best recipes for tantalizing cakes, sumptuous tarts and pies, velvety puddings and soufflés, plus melt-in-your-mouth cookies, ice cream, and candy—all with enough chocolate to satisfy even the deepest craving. Recipes run from simple-to-prepare chocolate pound cake and chocolate mousse pie to more elaborate desserts such as chocolate profiteroles with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce and the decadent mocha tiramisu. For those who don't know their cocoa from their cacao, this compendium for chocoholics educates readers from bean to bar, including how to choose from the many forms of chocolate available in today's markets, plus the basics of storing, chopping, melting, and—the best part—tasting them. Luscious Chocolate Desserts is pure chocolate satisfaction for proud chocolate lovers everywhere.

Swooning Beauty

A Memoir of Pleasure

Author: Joanna Frueh

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874176728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

View: 2595


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.

Finding Language and Imagery

Words for Holy Speech

Author: Jennifer L. Lord

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451410964

Category: Religion

Page: 93

View: 6319


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.

Children's Literature Review

Excerpts from Reviews, Criticism, and Commentary on Books on Children and Young People

Author: Tom Burns

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787667795

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

View: 869


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.