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The Wonderful World of Chocolate


(A Chocolate Lover’s Recipe Book)



Published by Dee Phillips at Smashwords

Copyright 2012 Dee Phillips



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The Wonderful World of Chocolate


Introduction:


Yummy! That wonderful taste of chocolate! Everyone loves it. In fact, it is loved the world over and can be addictively good. But what do you really know about chocolate?


Did you know that chocolate is not one ingredient of itself? It is actually comprised of a number of raw and processed foods from the seeds of the cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for about three million years in Mexico, South America and Central America. It has been documented to have been used in about 1100 BC. Even the Aztecs and Mayan people have been known to have made chocolate beverages. They made what is known as xocot-atl, meaning ‘bitter water’, which is due to the seeds of the cacao tree having an intensely bitter taste which must be fermented to develop the real chocolate flavor.

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