With the mission to “lay naked before the world the true meaning of chocolate,” David Wolfe and Shazzie present a spirited and unconventional history, materia medica, and recipe book for the world’s most pleasurable food: chocolate. This book describes the wonders of cacao–where it comes from, how it is processed, its three varieties, and its origins and role in pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas. It explains the scientific properties and health benefits of chocolate, and elaborates how you will lose weight, soothe your heart, double your joy, increase your sensuality, nourish your intellect, and attract prosperity by eating it!In contrast to most books about chocolate, this one focuses on the raw cacao bean, or “naked” chocolate. Of course, this chocolate manual wouldn’t be complete without a step-by-step guide on what to do with the cacao beans, and over sixty original and mouthwatering chocolate recipes guaranteed to enhance your life.
About the Author
Internationally renowned author and one of the world's foremost authorities on raw-food nutrition, David Wolfe conducts nearly 100 health lectures and seminars, and hosts at least 6 raw adventure retreats each year in the United States, Canada, Europe, the South Pacific, as well as in Central and South America.
David is the founder of Sunfood Nutrition(TM), a worldwide distributor of organic beauty products, bulk organic foods, and exotic raw foods, and co-founder of the continuously evolving online magazine www.thebestdayever.com. Additionally, David is the president of The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to plant 18 billion fruit trees on the planet. When time allows, David plays the drums for The Healing Waters Band.
Previous books by David Wolfe include "Eating for Beauty" and "Naked Chocolate."
“This book will lead you on a journey into the world of chocolate. Learn the myths and legends associated with this life-giving food, what it’s really made of, and many new ways to eat, cook, and enjoy chocolate. With recipes that utilize not just chocolate but other life-giving, rich-in-nutrient foods, you’ll discover chocolate doesn’t just come in candy bars… This book provides a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind perspective on chocolate that hasn’t been explored before.”