Chocolate [electronic resource] : Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World's Favorite Treat. Kay Frydenborg.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Chocolate hits all the right sweet—and bitter—notes: cutting-edge genetic science whisked in with a strong social conscience, history, and culture yield one thought-provoking look into one of the world's most popular foods. Readers who savored Chew on This and Food, Inc. and lovers of chocolate will relish this fascinating read.
    • Notes:
      Text Difficulty 10 - Text Difficulty 12
      1330 Lexile.
      Electronic reproduction. Boston : HMH Books for Young Readers, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 76939 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
    • ISBN:
      9780544556935 (electronic bk)
    • Accession Number:
      fay.623593
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    • ABNT:
      FRYDENBORG, K. Chocolate. [electronic resource] : Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat. [S. l.: s. n.]. ISBN 9780544556935. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.623593. Acesso em: 2 jun. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Frydenborg K. Chocolate. [Electronic Resource] : Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat.; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.623593. Accessed June 2, 2020.
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      Frydenborg, K. (2015). Chocolate. [electronic resource] : Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat.
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      Frydenborg, Kay. 2015. Chocolate. [Electronic Resource] : Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.623593.
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      Frydenborg, K. (2015) Chocolate. [electronic resource] : Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.623593 (Accessed: 2 June 2020).
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      Frydenborg, K 2015, Chocolate. [electronic resource] : Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat, viewed 2 June 2020, .
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      Frydenborg, Kay. Chocolate. [Electronic Resource] : Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat. 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.623593.
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      Frydenborg, Kay. Chocolate. [Electronic Resource] : Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.623593.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Frydenborg K. Chocolate. [electronic resource] : Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2020 Jun 2]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.623593

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2015 February #2

The history of chocolate is a troubling one, riddled as it is with slavery, exploitation, and risky environmental practices, and the food itself, particularly its health benefits, is often a source of mystery. Frydenborg sets out to untangle that mystery, beginning with chocolate's vital role in ancient Mesoamerican culture, its discovery by conquistadores, and its eventual worldwide popularity. Today, as demand for chocolate starts to outpace supply, scientists and growers are seeking out ways to adopt more sustainable cultivation practices as well as searching for wild cacao trees, which might offer clues about the plant's origin. Covering controversy over labor laws, the chemical makeup of chocolate, and recent attempts to map the cacao genome, Frydenborg offers a wealth of information that will likely encourage students to think critically about the ecological and human cost of their favorite candies and maybe even prompt them to choose sustainable alternatives. This is a great choice for school projects or chocolate fans curious about their beloved treat. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2015 Fall

Frydenborg explores chocolate's complex history, from the cacao tree's probable origins to today's Big Candy, without sugarcoating the sweet's "dark secrets." The book closes by covering modern-day attempts to make chocolate production more sustainable and ethical. Informative sidebars, photos and maps, and historical recipes interspersed throughout, plus a full-color photographic insert, enhance the presentation. Timeline, websites. Bib., ind.

PW Reviews 2015 March #1

Frydenborg (Wild Horse Scientists) examines the considerable impact, both good and bad, that chocolate and the cacao tree have had and continue to have on cultures around the globe in this wide-ranging treatment of the subject. Primarily a chronological history of the tropical plant and its deliciously addictive by-products, the fascinating, fast-moving narrative also delves into the socioeconomic, scientific, and culinary importance of the cacao bean. Recipes, from Aztec foaming chocolate to Toll House cookies, conclude many of the 13 chapters, which include "Tree of Myth and Money" and "Candy, Food, or Medicine?" A full-color insert includes photos of the tree itself and modern-day Peruvian cacao farmers, as well as reproductions of artwork depicting Mesoamerican people and events touched by chocolate. With a rise in social justice, sustainable food sourcing, and global warming, the author considers how the crop might benefit the Amazonian rainforest and its native peoples: "Could chocolate be the key to preserving this precious, threatened ecosystem and to helping people whose livelihood depends on it?" A bibliography, website list, and time line conclude this expansive chocolate primer. Ages 12–up. (Apr.)¦

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