Chocolatouring with you
It’s been a busy couple of weeks! I almost missed bringing you a post this week as we’re in the final throws of putting Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate together. It will be printed in less than four weeks. (We’re expecting to receive the first copies by July 1st.)
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll see on the pages of Chocolatour:
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements: Appreciation to friends, colleagues, supporters, and members of the global chocolate and travel communities who have provided the author with assistance and information
Introduction: An invitation to join the author on a sensuous, taste-tempting journey of chocolate discovery
Chapter 1 – How and Where Cacao Becomes Chocolate: A look at where and how cacao (cocoa) is grown and processed, and some important chocolate terminology and distinctions.
Chapter 2- Chocogasms and Other Health Benefits of Chocolate: A scientific and sensuous look at a woman’s biological need and desire for chocolate, and why we should all eat more pure, dark chocolate.
Chapter 3- Exploring the Various Personalities of Chocolate: How do you want it? Sophisticated, elegant, exotic, sensual, playful, adventurous, purist, traditional, innovative, intellectual—or do you have a thing for multiple personalities?
Chapter 4: The Brilliance of Belgium
Chapter 5: The Flavours of France
Chapter 6: Happiness in Holland
Chapter 7: The Impact of Italy
Chapter 8: The Sensuality of Spain
Chapter 9: Sweet Success in Switzerland
Chapter 10: Ultimate Chocolate of the UK: Join the Chocolate Revolution!
Chapter 11- Chocolate Events: A listing of selected chocolate festivals, events, museums, and attractions around the world.
Chapter 12 Pairing Sensations and Recipes: Wines and other libations to pair with your favourite chocolate, plus a few chocolate-based recipes to please your palate.
Chapter 13: Chocolatour’s Awards for Chocolate Excellence
Chapter 14: An A to Z Guide for Chocolate Lovers: Alphabetical guide to chocolate around the world.
If you’re as excited about the release of Chocolatour as I am, please subscribe to http://chocolatour.net, the official site for Chocolatour, where I’ll be posting updates about the book, launches and chocolate events, and where you’ll be able to order the book and interact with me.
Thanks for being a part of the journey over the past 3.5 years as I’ve researched and written the first volume of Chocolatour. Research is already underway for volume II and there will be a lot more chocolate travel right here to keep your taste buds tingling and your travel toes tapping.