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 David Wolfe
The author of best-selling raw food books such as The Sunfood Diet Success System and Eating for Beauty, as well as one of the world's leading authority on raw-food nutrition, David Wolfe conducts seventy to eighty health lectures and seminars each year in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the South Pacific, and hosts at least five health, healing, and beauty retreats each year at various
retreat centers around the world. Wolfe is the middle son of two medical doctors, and has an extensive educational background, which gives him a unique perspective in the health field. He holds degrees in mechanical and environmental engineering, and in political science. He has studied at many institutions, including Oxford University. He concluded his formal education by receiving a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of San Diego.
Shazzie has been a vegan since 1986 and a raw foodist since 2000. She is the author of five raw food and detox books including Naked Chocolate, coauthored with David Wolfe. Over the past decade, Shazzie has presented lectures and workshops around the world. She is an active online promoter via her website (shazzie.com) and blog (shazzie.com/blog) and has been featured in the media worldwide. In 2011 her new TV show premiered, Raw Kitchen. As the world's first-ever raw-food TV show, it's found on The Active Channel Sky 281, the UK's biggest health and fitness channel.
David Wolfe interview on TV Guestpert, 5/20/08:http://www.tvguestpert.com/guestpert_details.asp?guestpert=121&subPage=biography
“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.”