Chocolit: Your Favorite Books About Chocolate

Earlier this week I asked y'all to tell me your favorite books about chocolate, and boy, did y'all get into it! Some people even sent in photos of their own bookshelves. (By the way, the title of this post comes from my favorite chocolate pun, from Jessica Ferraro of Bar Cacao.) People overwhelmingly loved two of my faves: Mort Rosenblum's Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Light and Dark as well as Sophie and Michael Coe's The True History of Chocolate. So many other good ones to choose from, though:

Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Light and Dark by Mort Rosenblum and Chocolate Wars: The 150 Year Rivalry between the Worlds Greatest Chocolate Makers by Deborah Cadbury.
— John Cunin
My absolute favorite book about chocolate is Chocolat by Joanne Harris. It is the novel that was made into the movie.
— Carol Lang
A photo of my bookshelf. I’m French, so mostly are french, but there are some good American and English.
— Clément Gillot
“Your book is coming out in August!??! I want a copy!!! Yay!!!!! Art of the Chocolatier.”
— Amy Dubin, Janam Tea
I’m inviting you to pop onto my website and read my book review of Chocolatour. It’s a lovely read with pictures and descriptions that immerse you in the travels of the world of chocolate. Doreen Pendgracs is a smooth, deep writer.
— RoseMary Griffiths, Musings From a Redhead
Your shelf looks like my shelf! Mine is also scattered with ‘science of chocolate’ books though for the confection side of my business. My new favourite is Dom Ramsey’s book called “Chocolate, Indulge Your Inner Chocoholic, Become a Bean-to-Bar Expert”, published in September. It not only teaches the process of bean-to-bar chocolate making, it offers a great overview of several cacao-growing regions. And there are several delicious recipes in the book provided by chocolate professionals from around the globe. You’ll have to look through those to find out why it is my favourite. :-)
— Lisbeth Flanagan, Ultimately Chocolate
I love The True History of Chocolate by Sophie and Michael Coe.
— Lydia Studier-Tarzia, chocolatier
My fave book about chocolate is “Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light” by Mort Rosenblum
— Adam Burke
We are big fans of Los Guardianes Del Cacao, by Astrid Gutsche.
— Raaka Chocolate
Marcy Norton’s Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures for nuanced study of early European adoption (TY Carla Martin). The Essence of Chocolate by Sharffenberger & Steinburg encapsulates the beginnings of new chocolate. Some good recipes too, but for confectionary Jean-Pierre Wybauw’s books are indispensable.
— Bisou Chocolate
Bitter Chocolate by Carol Off should be required reading & The True History of Chocolate by Sophie & Michael Coe is brilliant (but we’re also big fans of Sandra Boynton).
— CocoaRunners
Chocolat by Joanne Harris every time!
— Andrew Baker, The Telegraph

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