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List of books on the history of cocoa and chocolate

The following are useful references giving information on the history of cocoa and chocolate:

Bernal Diaz del Castillo. True history of conquest of new Spain. 1582

Stubbe, H. Indian nectar (discourse concerning chocolate). 1682

Gage, T., True survey of West Indies. 1648

Katherine Khodorowsky and Hervé Robert. Chocolate from A-Z. Flammarion/Barry Callebaut, 1997

Cox, C., Chocolate unwrapped: The politics of pleasure. The Women's Environmental Network, 1993

Knapp, A.W. (an employee of Cadbury), Cocoa and chocolate.

Cook, L.R., Meursing, E.H., Chocolate production and use. Revised edition. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982

Lees, R., History of sweet and chocolate manufacture. Specialised Publications Ltd, 1988

Morton, M., Morton, F., Chocolate: an illustrated history. Crown Publishers Inc, 1986

Young, A.M., The chocolate tree. A natural history of cacao. Smithsonian Institute, 1994

Coe, S.D., Coe, M.D., The true history of chocolate. Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1996

Clarence-Smith, W.G., Cocoa and chocolate, 1765-1914. Routledge, 2000

Opie, R., Sweet Memories. Pavilion Books, 1999

Jayne-Stanes, S., Chocolate, the definitive guide. Grub Street, 1999

These books can be found in the ICCO Library; click here for more details.

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