Crafting the Culture and History of French Chocolate

Author: Susan J. Terrio

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Cooking

Page: 328

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This book on the crafting of chocolate in contemporary France is itself delicious. It will be a classic of French ethnography and contribute in important ways to the ongoing debate about the role of national identity in the European Union."—Carole L. Crumley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "A real pathbreaker. The intensity of Terrio's engagement with her respondents shines from almost every page. The work contributes to our understanding of the politics of heritage. . . . It is a thoroughly researched and descriptively rich analysis of how anthropologists can approach weighty problems of identity, national-local relations, and the ideology of self and other."—Michael Herzfeld, author of Portrait of a Greek Imagination
Business & Economics

The Baker Chocolate Company

Author: Anthony M. Sammarco

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

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Discover the true story behind America’s first chocolate company, formed in pre-Revolutionary New England. In 1765, the story goes, Dr. James Baker of Dorchester, Massachusetts, stumbled upon a penniless Irish immigrant named John Hannon, who was crying on the banks of the mighty Neponset River. Hannon possessed the rare skills required to create chocolate—a delicacy exclusive to Europe—but had no way of putting this knowledge to use. Baker, with pockets bursting, wished to make a name for himself—and the two men would become America’s first manufacturers of this rich treat, using a mill powered by the same river upon which they met. Local historian Anthony Sammarco details the delicious saga of Massachusetts’s Baker Chocolate Company, from Hannon’s mysterious disappearance and the famed La Belle Chocolatiere advertising campaign to cacao bean smuggling sparked by Revolutionary War blockades. Both bitter and sweet, this tale is sure to tickle your taste buds.
Social Science

The Joy of Eating: A Guide to Food in Modern Pop Culture

Author: Jane K. Glenn

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Social Science

Page: 404

View: 708

In 1961, Julia Child introduced the American public to an entirely new, joy-infused approach to cooking and eating food. In doing so, she set in motion a food renaissance that is still in full bloom today. Over the last six decades, food has become an increasingly more diverse, prominent, and joyful point of cultural interest. The Joy of Eating discusses in detail the current golden age of food in contemporary American popular culture. Entries explore the proliferation of food-themed television shows, documentaries, and networks; the booming popularity of celebrity chefs; unusual, exotic, decadent, creative, and even mundane food trends; and cultural celebrations of food, such as in festivals and music. The volume provides depth and academic gravity by tying each entry into broader themes and larger contexts (in relation to a food-themed reality show, for example, discussing the show's popularity in direct relation to a significant economic event), providing a brief history behind popular foods and types of cuisines and tracing the evolution of our understanding of diet and nutrition, among other explications.

The Great Book of Chocolate

Author: David Lebovitz

Publisher: Ten Speed Press


Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 733

A compact connoisseur's guide, with recipes, to today's cutting-edge array of chocolates and chocolate makers from former Chez Panisse pastry chef David Lebovitz. In this compact volume, David Lebovitz gives a succinct cacao botany lesson, explains the process of chocolate making, runs through chocolate terminology and types, presents information on health benefits, offers an evaluating and buying primer, profiles the world's top chocolate makers and chocolatiers (with a whole chapter dedicated to Paris alone!), and shares dozens of little-known factoids in sidebars throughout the book. The Great Book of Chocolate includes more than 50 location and food photographs, and features more than 30 of Lebovitz's favorite chocolate recipes‚ from Black-Bottom Cupcakes to Homemade Rocky Road Candy, Orange and Rum Chocolate Mousse Cake to Double Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies. His extensive resource section (with websites for international ordering) can bring the world's best chocolate to every door. A self-avowed chocoholic, Lebovitz nibbles chocolate every day‚ and with The Great Book of Chocolate in hand, he figures the rest of us will too.


Author: Kathy Blankenbiller

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing


Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Lititz may be just a speck on the map, but its historical impact is a match for any of the nation’s biggest cities. Shaped by history, today Lititz sparkles as the village jewel of Lancaster County. Set against the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding countryside, this little town offers a thriving downtown, slow-paced atmosphere, and abundant recreational areas and cultural events. Lititz is the proud home of Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, the nation’s oldest pretzel bakery; Linden Hall, the oldest girls’ boarding school in the United States; and the oldest continuous celebration of the Fourth of July. The vintage photographs in Lititz present a rare insider’s view of a town of historical firsts in America, and they show why visitors always leave Lititz with the feeling of nostalgia for the hometown of their childhood.

Indianapolis Monthly





Page: 264

View: 481

Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.


Author: Paul Chrystal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Cooking

Page: 96

View: 266

Kit Kat, Turkish Delight, Creme Egg, Rolo and All Gold: they are all as much a part of British life as were the companies that made them and which led the chocolate revolution in the nineteenth century: Rowntree's, Fry's, Cadbury's, Mackintosh and Terry's. This book charts the history of chocolate manufacture, marketing and consumption in Britain from its origins in the eighteenth century. It then describes the golden age from 1900 to the 1970s and the subsequent US and Swiss invasions, spearheaded by brands such as Mars, Toblerone and Nestlé's Milky Bar, including the takeovers by Nestle and Kraft.
Juvenile Fiction

The Sahara Desert Angel

Author: Vickie A. Soman

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 635

“Holy cow, this better be a dream!” I yelled ... “Mom’s joke about summer camp follies in Africa has come true.” My adventure started with a nightmarish dream. People wore masks, talked in pidgin English, and performed witchcrafts. They behaved as though they were possessed by evil spirits. That reminded me of Dad’s stories about the Naked Devil Dancer who came out of the forest to perform at dusk. I took these as mere stories—fictitious legends—until now! A legend said that the Naked Devil Dancer—a barely clothed genie—wore different face masks and only a Speedo-type suit covering his private body parts. Often, his arrival was dramatic, with black birds, such as vultures and crows, flying overhead. In many cultures, these were signs of demons. Have you seen your Guardian Angel recently? Any angels at all? Well, angels aren’t just in Heaven; they’re everywhere! In The Sahara Desert Angel—the second book in this novel series, Crystal travels to Africa to see her extended family. As she learns about her culture and traditions in a remote village without running water or electricity, she is led to Aziza, and then to her mythical sister Cassandra. Crystal’s African journey further inspires her active, inquisitive mind when she uses her love of education and nature to uncover the origin of Africa’s biggest mystery. Readers will delight in the storytelling, knowledge, and eye-popping adventures.

Lonely Planet's Global Chocolate Tour

Author: Lonely Planet Food

Publisher: Lonely Planet


Category: Travel

Page: 479

View: 351

Packed with 150 of the world's tastiest chocolate experiences, from South America to Europe to Australia, this globetrotting guide features master chocolatiers and artisan producers, exotic cocoa plantations and must-visit shops, plus illustrated spreads on the history, production and science of chocolate making.