Naked Chocolate is the product of years of research into superfood nutrition. Absolutely stunning full-color presentation. 2005, 248 pgs., softcover, full-color photographs throughout the entire book.
This is the first book on Chocolate that Vanessa of Gnosis Chocolate ever read - the authors were her inspiration to start making chocolate!
David Wolfe, America's leading raw food nutrition guru, and Shazzie, the UK's most progressive health educator, have teamed up to bring you Naked Chocolate! Yes, raw, organic chocolate is good for you. In fact, David Wolfe and Shazzie demonstrate it is the best food ever. In these pages, you will discover the astonishing truth about the world's greatest food.
Naked Chocolate contains over 60 original, enticing, mouthwatering chocolate recipes.
Table of Contents: Introduction - David - Shazzie - Cacao's Properties
Part I: Cacao - Legends of Cacao - Theobroma Cacao - A Brief History of Chocolate - Money Does Grow On Trees
Part II: Scientific Properties of Chocolate - Chemical Composition of Cacao - Magnesium - Antioxidants - Methylxanthines: Theobromine and Caffeine - Phenylethylamine - Anandamide (the Bliss Chemical) - Neurotransmitter Modulating Agents - Tryptophan
Part III: Exotic Properties of Chocolate - Aphrodisia - Nobility - Nature's Prozac (Anti-Depressant Properties of Cacao) - Tryptamines, Phenylalanines, Lactones and Cannabinoids - Chocolate as Medicine - Chocolate and Pregnancy - Chocolate Yoga - Overcoming Chocolate Addictions
Part IV: Chocolate Alchemy - Curing by Contraries - Naked Chocolate - Organic Food - The Ancient Chocolate Drink - Cacao's Best Friends - Other Old and New Friends of Cacao - What to do with Cacao Beans - The New Cacao Beverage - The Recipes Appendices - Chocolate for the Skin - The Chocolate Religion - Finding the Best Chocolate - A Secret History of Chocolate
The Last Bits - References - Credits - Shazzie's Projects and Resources - David Wolfe's Projects and Resources - About the Authors